Kendal Museum will surprise you – you’ll find a number of internationally recognised collections, including natural history, archaeology, geology and herbarium collections, along with the largest taxidermy collection in Europe! (Have you ever been face to face with a polar bear?)
Kendal Museum is really special as it offers a wide range of events for all ages – from the popular ‘Tour, Talks & Teas’ programme to children’s parties and sleepovers in the Wildlife Gallery…don’t forget to bring a torch! You’ll also find changing exhibitions, all year round, featuring local artists.
Read Kendal Museums latest publication ‘Treasures’ to find out more.
Walk in the steps of Alfred Wainwright…
Kendal Museum is one of the oldest museums in the UK, founded in 1796 by William Todhunter and was at one time curated by the legendary fellwalker, Alfred Wainwright – who worked with Kendal Museum’s current curator Carol Davies when she joined the museum.
The Museum has a long history in Kendal and has occupied various sites, but has been at the current one – previously a woolen warehouse – at the northern end of the town since 1913.
As well as being open to the public as a visitor attraction, the Museum is also a teaching department within Kendal College. It is among a small number of UK organisations to offer an occupational museum and gallery skills qualification.
To find out what’s on or plan your trip, visit the Kendal Museum website or call (01539) 815597.