Projects

MHT Residency at the Keswick Museum now open

Add something a little different to your Lake District ticklist this year and drop into the newly opened Keswick Museum to visit the first annual exhibition of our new residency. This curation of MHT archival material offers an intriguing look … [more]

Raven’s Pit

On Friday the 25th of July, The National Trust and Mountain Heritage Trust invite you to Raven’s Pit, a night of fire, ale and tall tales of climbing heritage at the Sticklebarn, Langdale. Stoking the fire will be the infamous … [more]

Keswick Museum and Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition opening.

The Keswick Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday 24 May, when the Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT) will launch its first exhibition in its new residency at the museum. The first exhibition offers an intriguing look at the effect … [more]

Towering Talent – The Joe Tasker Archive Collection

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to announce the news that it has successfully achieved a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Grant of £40,400 to preserve and make accessible the papers and writings of one of mountaineering’s most iconic figures – … [more]

Chorley Hopkinson Mountaineering Library

The Chorley Hopkinson Mountaineering Library is an outstanding collection of climbing and mountaineering books built up over three generations of the Chorley family beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Over 700 separate volumes date from 1776-2011, the earliest book being the … [more]

Peak Rock

The book Peak Rock is a celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late nineteenth century, … [more]

New book on Peak District Climbing

Details of a forthcoming volume on the history of climbing in the Peak District has been unveiled.  Drawing on the paper and audio archives of Giles Barker held within MHT Collections, Phil Kelly and his team are finishing what Giles … [more]

Everywhere jacket unveiled

Dan Smith’s project to create a new jacket based on that worn by George Mallory was unveiled last night.  He has fashioned a very wearable and functional piece which is currently on display at the REVEAL Graduate Show at Northumbria … [more]

Wainwright Collection

MHT wish to extend their congratulations to the Cumbria Archives Service for securing an HLF grant to fund the purchase and future preservation of the papers of Alfred Wainwright.  MHT will be working with CAS and other partners including Kendal … [more]

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery

MHT is pleased to be working with Keswick Museum and Art Gallery to add an element of climbing and mountaineering history to its galleries on the ground floor. A copy of the latest press release is available here.  MHT will … [more]