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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal LA9 5AL, England
+44 1539 722464
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An imaginative leap back in time

What a delight to find this museum in the middle of Kendal with easy parking - on a drizzly cold... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Hilary T
Mervent, Pays de la Loire, France
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At first thought it a little expensive, but once inside and food such interesting information, it... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Patricia B
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Immerse yourself in Lake District History at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. Inside you can explore a typical Victorian farmers home from the food in the kitchen, to the elegance of the parlour. Other galleries tell the story of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the industrial history of this beautiful part of the world. Here you can discover the Lake District’s past in farming, mining, tanning, and many other ways that people have made a living amongst the fells. The Museum allows you to discover how people have lived in the Lake District and how the unique landscape has shaped their lives. You can also find out about Arthur Ransome, one of the Lake District’s most famous authors, and colourful characters. And why not stroll down the Victorian high street before you go to find out about the toys, food, and even medicines of the past. The Museum of Lakeland life is a must see for anyone interested in the history of this beautiful area, and with changing exhibitions looking at all aspects of Lakeland Life there will always be something new to discover.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kendal LA9 5AL, England
+44 1539 722464
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

What a delight to find this museum in the middle of Kendal with easy parking - on a drizzly cold day in January! A succession of realistic room-settings enable you to imagine what life must have been like in the 19th century in this area....More

Thank Hilary T
Reviewed 27 November 2016

At first thought it a little expensive, but once inside and food such interesting information, it was well worth the entrance fee. It was laid out in such a way, everything was clearly marked with information leaflets

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was a bit of a drizzly day, so we decided to visit this museum. Our expectations weren’t very high, but we were pleasantly surprised at the range of objects on display, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It seemed that we were the only...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We popped in as we past and were glad we did. Interseting collection with many that are close up. Well worth a look

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited in order to drop off my sheep for the auction. I received a lovely welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. The shop was relevant and excellent too. I am going to make the Tatie Pie from your recipe. Well done to all involved.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Been there with my family. It was an interesting hour for all of us. There was even an ongoing arts activity and my daughters were invited to join. Would recommend if you are in the area

Thank Bassem-ElDessouky
Reviewed 21 October 2016

By moving through a series of "rooms" from various time periods, we got an interesting insight into the history of the Lake District. Much better than the Abbott Hall next door.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our walking holiday in the Lakes was rained out, so we looked for something to do. We were so glad to have found this Museum. There are fascinating displays of a 300-year old farmer's bedroom, craftsman's workshops, the Arthur Ransome gallery and more. Plus we...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice, I think covers this little museum. Thought a rather narrow coverage of Lakeland activities was in evidence. Would be extremely interesting to Arthur Ransome devotees. Maybe expansion will occur as time passes. Would recommend it for youngsters as would be a novelty for them.

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

An extremely interesting museum, well cared for and laid out. We arrived very soon after the 10.30 opening and, apart from a rather noisy foreign school party we managed to avoid, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We particularly enjoyed the Arthur Ransome...More

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Judith H
30 May 2017|
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Response from James D | Property representative |
Hi, It is £5 admission, or £5.50 with gift aid and we do a joint ticket with the Art Gallery which is £9 or £9.90

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