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The Bond Museum (Keswick)

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Address: Southey Hill Trading Estate, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NR.

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      14.09.2009 22:19
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      Well worth a look

      We visted the James Bond Museum whilst we were in Keswick a month or so ago. The museum itself is just outside the centre of Keswick, less than a five minute walk. It is based pretty much right next door to the Pencil Museum which is easily visible with both museums being signposted.

      Upon approaching the museum you would not think it was there as it looks like the road leads to an industrial area. Parking is available in Keswick centre and there is also a car park nearer the museum, unfortunately all of these are Pay and Display.

      The cost of entry is £6 per adult i cannot remember what it cost for a child etc and they are not listed on the website.
      The museum however can be contacted on 01768 775007 for further info.

      Inside the museum is a large collection of cars, boats, tanks and motorcycles from Bond films from the Dragon Tank used in Doctor No to the Lotus Esprit Submarine from The Spy that Loved Me. Most of them are the actual cars used in the film. To see a car as expensive as the Aston Martin used in Quantum of Solace filthy with white dust and missing a door just as it left the set is quite something.

      Although this musuem is a great experiance I would not advise visiting Keswick just to visit the Bond Museum as by the time you've paid for parking and entry it makes for quite an expensive hour and a half or so.

      The website is well worth a look:- www.thebondmuseum.com

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