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Kendal Museum

Kendal Museum
Station Road
Kendal Cumbria  LA9 6BT

Opening Times:

The Museum is open all year round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 12.00 noon and 5pm.  It will be closed for a week at Christmas.

The last entrance to the Museum is at 4.30 pm. Please allow about one and a half hours for your visit.

Adults 2.80
Seniors 2.20
Children and full-time students FREE
Pre-booked groups 2.20
Pre-booked school groups FREE
Season tickets also available

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Kendal is situated on the edge of the English Lake District and is home to one of the country's oldest museums. Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays , events, walks and talks. Children and families are warmly welcomed with hands-on exhibits, worksheets, activities during school holidays. Club. We see education as a primary function of the museum. Our aim is to enable visitors of all ages, and especially those from schools, to gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment from the material in our collections.

Kendal Museum is managed by Kendal College on behalf of South Lakeland District Council. 


Kendal Museum is a member of the Lakeland Museums Education Network.

Contact Details:
Anna Hall, Kendal Museum
and Lakeland Museums Educational Network Co-ordinator
01539 815597

Learning Programmes:

The Vikings
The Tudors
Tudor Scientist
The Egyptians
A Day in the Life of a Roman Child
A Victorian Education

Animal Habitats
Bones and Skeletons
Rocks and Fossils
Camouflage, for nursery and reception
Tudor Scientist
Underground, archaeology and geology suitable for KS1/2

Young Archaeologists' Club in Kendal:
Kendal Museum runs a local branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club where we meet once a month for fun sessions which can be about anything from cave painting to visiting an excavation and finding out what archaeologists actually do. As well as learning about the theme for the month, we have lots of hands-on activities and usually make something that you can take home.   

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