Kendal Museum

(See also Kendal)

Kendal Museum Exterior courtesy of Kendal MuseumKendal's first Museum collection was put together in 1796 by William Todhunter and contained fossils, plants, minerals, animals, and antiques. The present Museum is based on that collection and was opened after World War I in a former wool warehouse opposite the railway station.

The development of the Kendal area from prehistoric to modern times is charted at the Museum. The historic and archaeological gallery covers prehistoric, Viking, and medieval times with a display on Kendal Castle. There is a Natural History Gallery detailing the Lake District's geology. Another part of this gallery contains a series of dioramas that look at Lakeland habitats. There is a large collection of Lakeland flora and fauna.

Kendal Museum Interior courtesy of Kendal MuseumThe World Wildlife Gallery gives an introduction to the animals, insect life, and environment of the continents. It highlights wildlife conservation issues.

An outdoor wildlife garden provides pond, marsh, and meadow habitats for flying and crawling insects.

Kendal Museum
Station Road
Tel. 0 1539 815 597

The Museum is now open: year round, Wed-Sat, 10.30am-5pm; closed Christmas week

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

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photo courtesy of Kendal Museum

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