Kendal Museum

Address: Station Road, Kendal, LA9 6BT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1539 815597

- Free


A treasure trove of lcoal history.

This sprawling collection of local hsitory, fossils, minerals and antiques dates from 1796.

It may appear a bit musty and dusty but it's a little piece of Lakeland histor preserved for posterity.

After World War One the museum was run by a series of honorary curators on behalf of the Town Council. One of these curators was a ceratin Alfred Wainwright, who went to write the best-selling pictorial guides.

Look out for a regular programme of events, talks and classes.

Value for money

Price advice

Free entry extended throughout 2011.

Expert tips

It's right next to the train station, so pop to kill time for a connection.

Make a beeline for the Wainwright section for a brush with AW.

Recommended for

  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • History