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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. 


Mining print

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, 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
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse