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Kendal Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Surprisingly Excellent

Our visit to the Kendal Museum and Art Gallery was most enjoyable. We stumbled upon the museum... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Julia S
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A Diverse Collection

You would expect a Town with a decent History to have it's own Museum, and Kendal is no... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe.
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Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank shooterfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with 2 grandaughters at beginning of their school summer holiday and although the staff where very friendly and we did the quiz which filled the time, the atmosphere was dull. Too dark with too many stuffed animals. One hour is plenty of time to...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to the Kendal Museum and Art Gallery was most enjoyable. We stumbled upon the museum, which was beautifully curated - hands-on and rich with artifacts. A real memory-maker. Then we accidentally stepped into the art gallery (the kids were not amused) and spent...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

About 40 years ago, a friend of mine told me that he thought a trip to any museum - large or small - should ideally last 45 minutes. Anything missed could be enjoyed on another visit; alternatively, time spent on a small collection could be...More

Thank Guy G
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This place is incredible! We only paid £2 a person. There was so much to see! My partner and I spent ages walking round the exhibits and had so much fun seeing the fossils and the stuffed animals. Well worth a visit!

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed May 24, 2018

You would expect a Town with a decent History to have it's own Museum, and Kendal is no exception. There is a Diverse Collection of Articles, including local Archaeological Items, Rocks and Mineral Specimens, and Stuffed Animals, displayed over several floors. The Museum also occasionally...More

Thank APCMann
Reviewed May 15, 2018

I visited the museum , and was surprised to find an old fashioned museum, more in likely to an old curiosity shop. There are the usual rocks and minerals, and they still retain the stuffed animals ,of the former Raj days. Its some of the...More

Thank blackpoolsteve2015
Reviewed March 9, 2018

For those who wish to visit this museum, take note that the opening times are as follows: Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 - 1600 £2 entry. When I discovered the above, a couple of questions came to mind. (1) Which days of the week are working...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed February 6, 2018 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 January 31, 2018

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
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