Museum of Lakeland Life At Abbot Hall

(See also Kendal)

Museum of Lakeland Life at Abbot Hall by Tony RichardsThe Museum of Lakeland Life, in a converted stableblock at Abbot Hall, details the history of life in Lakeland over the past 250 years. You can walk down an Edwardian street and visit an 18th century kitchen. The ‘Victorians in the Lake District’ section includes toys and games and Victorian décor in a 19th century bedroom and parlour.

For all lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement, there is a display devoted especially to it. Another section contains the drawings and memorabilia of author Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons). Temporary displays draw on the costume collection. Educational activities and events pay special attention to the interests of children.

Abbot Hall Courtesy Tony RichardsMuseum of Lakeland Life
At Abbot Hall
Kendal Cumbria, LA9 5AL
Tel. 01539 722464
Fax. 01539 722494
Open: mid Jan-through 3rd week Dec, Mon-Sat, 10.30am-5pm, except closes at 4pm Nov-March.
Parking and coffee shop

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

Photos courtesy of Tony Richards

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