We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kendal Museum

Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
Review Highlights

This bewitching Museum had a large natural history taxidermy collection, including a stuffed polar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile
Really Interesting Animal Collection

The staff were really friendly, offered to watch our daughter in the pram while we went upstairs to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dean D
via mobile
Read all 90 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bewitching Museum had a large natural history taxidermy collection, including a stuffed polar bear and a model of a dodo. It was a very attractive way to past some time.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really friendly, offered to watch our daughter in the pram while we went upstairs to view the gallery. The taxidermy collection is brilliant would definitely take my daughter back to see that when she's older. You can get drinks and snacks which...More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

a good local museum probably a little over size for the size of Kendal (which is good more to see) there parts about wainwright geology and natural history especially if its a wet day in the lake district enjoy

Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Visited this museum and was really impressed on how many different exhibits there were. Fascinating. My personal favourite was animal exhibition, which was well thought about. Made the exhibition really interesting. For £2 entrance fee you cannot go wrong!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Even though directly opposite the railway station, many people miss this wonderful collection of local history, from the Romans Watercrook fort) to fell walking writer Wainwright. Many people think "Kendal Museum" is Abbot Hall, not so. Visit "The Museum" ( it does have a car...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner visited the museum as part of a day trip around Kendal, very cheap to get in and staff very friendly! We just found the museum very quiet and quite stuffy inside! A lot more could be done to make it abit...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Having not been here since I was in a push chair the only thing I remembered was the stuffed grizzly bear. There is a lot of taxidermy, which isn't to everyone's taste, but you have to remember that there was a different attitude to animals...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good museum, pass an hour or so. Lots of world animals, birds and moths exhibits, a history of Kendal and a few hands on activities. Helpful staff, worth the £2 per person entrance fee. Suitable for all ages.

1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

it was raining so we went for visit to the Kendal Museum we had a good time checking out all the interesting items in the museum we found it was a very good way to pass the time

1  Thank RayWatkinson
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As small museum go this one packs a lot in. The Victorians were always stuffing animals and this museum shows in 'tableau' form and these are quite amazing. Look at some of these tableau’s and you quickly get lost in spotting all of the exhibits....More

1  Thank Vinrav
Nearby Restaurants
Deja Vu
662 reviews
.41 km away
Castle Dairy
298 reviews
.11 km away
Pedros Kendal
309 reviews
.41 km away
Charlie's Cafe Bar
101 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kendal Castle
350 reviews
.82 km away
Brewery Arts Centre
332 reviews
.92 km away
The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre
135 reviews
.33 km away
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
99 reviews
.99 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kendal Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines