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Kendal Museum

Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
+44 1539 815597
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A note re opening times.

For those who wish to visit this museum, take note that the opening times are as follows: Tuesday... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
johnhouston2
,
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Very informative and lots to see

Went here on a cold snowy day as a change of plan. Lots to see. Only £2 entry is a bargain. A... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
JillAdventures
,
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“stuffed animals” (14 reviews)
“polar bear” (11 reviews)
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Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT, England
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+44 1539 815597
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"polar bear"
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"natural history"
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"alfred wainwright"
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"large collection"
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"roman times"
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"lake district"
in 9 reviews
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"any age"
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"entrance fee"
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"well worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

For those who wish to visit this museum, take note that the opening times are as follows: Tuesday - Thursday 10.00 - 1600 £2 entry. When I discovered the above, a couple of questions came to mind. (1) Which days of the week are working...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went here on a cold snowy day as a change of plan. Lots to see. Only £2 entry is a bargain. A massive collection of taxidermy, ever animal you could ever imagine. Exhibits from Roman times, Viking times and Egyptian times and lots more.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This fascinating local museum is a great place to take the kids or pop in with a group of adults for a visit and possibly a cuppa. The entry fee is really low and the museum seems to be really well run, making the most...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Visited here on the way back from the lakes, £2 entry for anyone over 5 years of age. The price is cheap as anything for the value, parking is 50p a hour which is ample time for viewing. However there is only a small parking...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Been a A Kendal visitor foe years but first time I've visited the museum and it won't be my last the Victorian taxidermy displays are simply amazing such an incredible array of wildlife and the way they are arranged with the backdrops i.e. Scenery And...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 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.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 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
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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

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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
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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

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