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Kendal Museum

Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
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Very informative and lots to see

Went here on a cold snowy day as a change of plan. Lots to see. Only £2 entry is a bargain. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
A fascinating rainy day place to visit in Kendal, Lake District

This fascinating local museum is a great place to take the kids or pop in with a group of adults... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louise N
Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a cold snowy day as a change of plan. Lots to see. Only £2 entry is a bargain. A massive collection of taxidermy, ever animal you could ever imagine. Exhibits from Roman times, Viking times and Egyptian times and lots more.

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fascinating local museum is a great place to take the kids or pop in with a group of adults for a visit and possibly a cuppa. The entry fee is really low and the museum seems to be really well run, making the most...More

Thank Louise N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the way back from the lakes, £2 entry for anyone over 5 years of age. The price is cheap as anything for the value, parking is 50p a hour which is ample time for viewing. However there is only a small parking...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Been a A Kendal visitor foe years but first time I've visited the museum and it won't be my last the Victorian taxidermy displays are simply amazing such an incredible array of wildlife and the way they are arranged with the backdrops i.e. Scenery And...More

Thank andrew d
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This bewitching Museum had a large natural history taxidermy collection, including a stuffed polar bear and a model of a dodo. It was a very attractive way to past some time.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The staff were really friendly, offered to watch our daughter in the pram while we went upstairs to view the gallery. The taxidermy collection is brilliant would definitely take my daughter back to see that when she's older. You can get drinks and snacks which...More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

a good local museum probably a little over size for the size of Kendal (which is good more to see) there parts about wainwright geology and natural history especially if its a wet day in the lake district enjoy

Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visited this museum and was really impressed on how many different exhibits there were. Fascinating. My personal favourite was animal exhibition, which was well thought about. Made the exhibition really interesting. For £2 entrance fee you cannot go wrong!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Even though directly opposite the railway station, many people miss this wonderful collection of local history, from the Romans Watercrook fort) to fell walking writer Wainwright. Many people think "Kendal Museum" is Abbot Hall, not so. Visit "The Museum" ( it does have a car...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner visited the museum as part of a day trip around Kendal, very cheap to get in and staff very friendly! We just found the museum very quiet and quite stuffy inside! A lot more could be done to make it abit...More

Thank Emma W
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