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The Mountain Heritage Trust seeks to identify and collect material which documents Britain’s vibrant climbing and mountaineering history. We hope you enjoy our site, which is continually evolving as we acquire new collections and expand our online exhibitions.

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery 
Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s third highest mountain by George Band and Joe Brown.


Kangchenjunga West side, courtesy of Doug Scott.

Currently on show at Keswick Museum are two exhibitions definitely worth seeing. First we have the Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition – Kangchenjunga: Five Treasures of the High Snow which opened on 16th May 2015 and will be on display until September 2016.

Also at Keswick Museum is Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells, celebrating the life and world of Alfred Wainwright.

A major exhibition for all those who love the English Lakes, exploring Wainwright’s world; his walks and unique method of recording them; his enduring challenge to us… as well as celebrating the sheer beauty of the fells!

This is a fun and informative exhibition with hands-on exhibits for all and trails for families as well as plenty of original archive material and personal memorabilia.

Click on the image above to be taken through to the Keswick Museum website.