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Kendal Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful place

This is a fantastic, old school museum. All sorts of things, both local and from further afield... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The museum was very small and a bit out of the way near the railway station , it was not very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local and global archaeology, history, geology and natural history.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic, old school museum. All sorts of things, both local and from further afield, cheek by jowl. Not a miserable interpretative board in sight. A museum as they should be. Go and visit it, you won't be disappointed. Lovely friendly staff too.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was very small and a bit out of the way near the railway station , it was not very well sign posted. The staff were friendly and welcoming which was a bonus after walking a long way. it didn't help with the roads...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tigerseye4ever
Reviewed August 12, 2019

None of your interactive gimmicks here! Stuffed animals, old coins, penny farthings, busts of famous local people, some ancient Egyptian artifacts, also a temporary art exhibition by local artists. Apparently this museum nearly had to close a decade ago but is now supported by one...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JudSawyer
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We were welcomed warmly. So much history in one place for all ages I have young children who thoroughly enjoyed their time here. We are in the trail of our ancestors and the staff were very helpful with lots of information for finding more information...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carla-J-Harrison
Reviewed August 8, 2019

This was the kind of museum that we went to as children in the 1960s (and it has children focused activities). It consists of one room with a tired looking, eclectic mix of dusty, historic items, pieces of antiquity, and geological specimens, arranged in rather...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chrislea_10
Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

We stopped off here as we spotted it while stuck in traffic. We were not expecting a lot but we were pleasantly surprised at how much is in this little museum it is fabulous value for money and there is so much to see we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dgv09sophieb
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Lovely museum I was very impressed. I visited only briefly to distract me from job interviews in the afternoon, so I didn't have a lot of time. There was just so much to take in and I didn't have time to do it justice, therefore...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great day out for young and old,some realy interesting exhibits. Would nottake up a full day however its a good place to start or finish in when visiting Kendal

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 646chelle
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Kendal is a very old market town, and this museum goes back to the late 18th century. Its art gallery isdedicated to local artists. It has two great permanent galleries, one of wild life all other ther world, with stunning taxiderminist work to show all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine P
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This was our second visit to this museum in 18 months. For such a small museum we were surprised to find new things/activities to entertain both ourselves and our children (both age 11). As well as the exhibits, what is fascinating is the history of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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