Come and explore Kendal Museum!
Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum is one of the oldest museums in the UK. A worldwide collection of the rare and beautiful is uniquely preserved for posterity. Cumbria’s rich heritage is displayed: from Neolithic and Roman relics, to expeditions of discovery during the Victorian era. Follow a nature trail that began 520 million years ago and discover how the Lake District was formed, and learn about the plants and animals that live in the Lakeland habitats.
With interactive displays, dress-up fun and activity packs for children the museum is wonderfully family friendly, and under-5s go free!
The Museum is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30am until 4.45pm. The last entrance to the Museum is at 4.00 pm. Please allow at least one hour for your visit. If we have a temporary exhibition on display please allow longer. Birthday parties, talks, tours and other special events can be booked at the museum, please call 01539 815597 for more information.