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Resources

Have a look at the geological collections in Cumbrian museums.

Information on Geocaching & Earthcaching, useful publications and the geology project in Westmorland Dales. Links to interesting websites given at the end of the page.


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Tullie House Museum, Carlisle:

Regionally important geology collections.


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Kendal Museum:

Geology collections and an excellent digital resource where you can view photographs of local rock and mineral collections.


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Keswick Museum:

A varied collection mostly from local sites and well representing the complex local geology, industrial activity and the work of important 19th Century collectors. 


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Coniston Copper:

Heritage Lottery Fund 2016. To find out more about the geology of this special place, how the copper-mining industry developed, or about the miners and their families who earned their livelihoods from it, click here.


Ruskin Gallery

Ruskin Museum, Coniston:

The museum has a Ruskin collection and also exhibits relating to the coppermines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell.


Geology of the Lake District

Geology of the Lake District:

A resource by Clive Boulter. It bridges the gap between researchers and the rest of us who have some knowledge. Speeding up the cascade of information and correcting concepts, long since updated, but still being incorrectly promoted.

Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:39am
#KMF2021 We Are Ready!

The sun has come out as the final pieces of the festival jigsaw are put into place.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop. We think this year is going to be an absolute blast.

🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏃‍♀️😎 https://t.co/Wdnf5aVYAq
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Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 8:32am
At Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend? Help us record the wildlife... visit CBDC website to see how. https://t.co/WWhAxrZGfk or Visit us at F05 on Saturday to get involved. @cumbriawildlife @KeswickFestival https://t.co/GQC2A5N0En CumbriaBDC photo
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 6:04am
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo