Lakeland Museum

Lakeland Museum, Kendal: Hours, Address, Lakeland Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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Lakeland Museum

Lakeland Museum
4.5
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Immerse yourself in Lake District History at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. Inside you can explore a typical Victorian farmers home from the food in the kitchen, to the elegance of the parlour. Other galleries tell the story of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the industrial history of this beautiful part of the world. Here you can discover the Lake District’s past in farming, mining, tanning, and many other ways that people have made a living amongst the fells. The Museum allows you to discover how people have lived in the Lake District and how the unique landscape has shaped their lives. You can also find out about Arthur Ransome, one of the Lake District’s most famous authors, and colourful characters. And why not stroll down the Victorian high street before you go to find out about the toys, food, and even medicines of the past. The Museum of Lakeland life is a must see for anyone interested in the history of this beautiful area, and with changing exhibitions looking at all aspects of Lakeland Life there will always be something new to discover.
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4.5
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Linda M
4 contributions
Dec 2019
We loved everything about our visit to this local Museum. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the shop was well stocked.
Written January 9, 2020
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JONJONABERDEEN
SCOTLAND166 contributions
Nov 2019
A nice little museum based around local life well laid out and interesting exhibits. The museum staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable .
Written December 1, 2019
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Maureen P
Carrickfergus174 contributions
Oct 2019
Visited as part of a group. Found the museum very informative, with many artefacts that brought back memories of my childhood. We sent an hour or so touring the exhibits, but would need another visit to see the things we must have missed, this time. I would add that access could be challenging for the less-mobile.
Written November 2, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the museum - its good to hear that you found the displays so interesting.
Written November 11, 2019
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cilla d
Bolton, UK30 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a really interesting little museum, well laid out, with a fascinating Arthur Ransome display. A must for all fans of “Swallows & Amazons” The receptionist was really friendly & pleasant. There is a tasteful gift & card shop too.
Written September 10, 2019
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Thanks for visiting the museum. Our Arthur Ransome display is always popular, if, like me, you were a fan of Swallows & Amazons.
Written September 14, 2019
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Engineer-Chappie
Aberdeenshire, UK40 contributions
Aug 2019
A nicely arranged, well labelled, and pleasantly uncluttered series of exhibits depicting exactly what is said - Lakeland life and industry. We spent a very enjoyable hour and a half walking round this, relatively small, exhibition.
Good value for £5:00
Written September 1, 2019
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Thanks for visiting the museum - its good to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 14, 2019
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sue
Dagenham, UK4 contributions
Jul 2019
this was a small museum but it was full of local history. It was a pleasant and informative visit. I really liked the hands on aspect.
Written August 22, 2019
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Raymond C
Diss, UK36 contributions
Aug 2019
We arrived at the museum went to the reception and was greeted by a lovely friendly lady and she told us all about the museum and gave us directions. We really enjoyed all the exhibits, which we very well presented and labelled and was amazed by the amount of exhibits that were there in, what is, quite a small area for museum. I think that it is amazing value for money at only £5 (£5.50) , after all only adults pay, children and students are free. Great value, very informative. I would definitely recommend this museum to anybody if in the area.
Written August 20, 2019
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Thanks for visiting the museum, and for taking the time to write a review. Do come and visit again before we close for refurbishment in 2020.
Written September 14, 2019
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Annie-Sue
27 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Have just started reading the Swallows and Amazons series so was interested to go to see some of his belongings in this recreated study.

Also the new temporary exhibition is about child labour and that was thought-provoking.
Written July 9, 2019
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Thanks for visiting the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. I really enjoyed reading Swallows & Amazons as a child, so also find our Arthur Ransome collection particularly interesting.
Written July 21, 2019
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karen
2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
the museum was great. 5.00 a person perfect price. its not huge but big enough and very interesting. problem was that with the museum AND the art gallery AND the cafe there is one loo for male/female and one for disabled. definitely not enough so make sure you've 'been' before you go
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you for your review. I'm sorry if you had to queue for the toilets - we do have several in the building, both in the art gallery and by the cafe. I hope that this didn't detract from your visit too much.
Written June 3, 2019
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Coral P
Truro Cornwall20 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a well built museum of the past recent enough for us to perhaps remember grandparents using many of the household items on display. The atmosphere is one of total calm as one wanders from room to room. Certainly worth a visit.
Written May 5, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words - its good to hear that your visit brought back so many memories
Written May 7, 2019
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