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“worth a visit”

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed December 3, 2011

great experience to learn more about the lakes and it is free entry.

Visited November 2011
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Prescot
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84 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Informative and interesting - history comes to life and the building is wonderful too. All different aspects of Cumbrian history are explored, its well worth a visit!

Visited September 2011
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