Summer Fair – a celebration of Keswick Museum’s 125th Anniversary

Keswick Museum flagship 125th Anniversary event is to be a celebration of the museum’s collection and its connection to Fitz Park. This will be a free-to-attend public event taking place in Lower Fitz Park and throughout the museum galleries on Saturday 27th May.

Black Knight Historical will provide living history interpretation (with live actors) across 6 distinct epochs related to the museum’s collection and the local area:

  • Neolithic woman
  • Roman Soldier
  • Viking Warrior
  • Tudor Surgeon
  • Victorian Soldier
  • 1st World War / 1910s-1920s Lady

Entry to the whole museum will be free on the day of the event. Museum staff and volunteers will be running Family Arts and Crafts workshops linked to the collection, as well as Object Handling and Ask the Curator sessions.

There will also be:

  • Live music on the Musical Stones of Skiddaw and from Keswick School.
  • A Stone Age Cookery Demonstration by Escape Education
  • Storytelling with Becky and Digby
  • Face Painting by Chameleon Faces
  • Displays by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and local groups
  • A local falconer to talk to visitors about his beautiful birds (no flying demonstration)
  • Wild Escape Exhibition of work by local schools in the museum’s Community Gallery