Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
Station Road
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 6BT
England

Website

www.kendalmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

info@kendalmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01539 815597

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Kendal is situated on the edge of the English Lake District and is home to one of the country's oldest museums. Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe. Kendal Museum also has a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, events, courses and lectures. Children and families are warmly welcomed with hands-on exhibits, worksheets, activities during school holidays and a branch of The Young Archaeologists' Club. Education is seen as a primary function of Kendal Museum. Our aim is to enable visitors of all ages, and especially those from schools, to gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment from the material in our collections.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open Wed-Sat
10.30-17.00
(Please allow at least one and a half hours for your visit.
Closed between Xmas and New Year)

Closed Sun, Mon, Tues.

Admission charges

Currently free for all

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Walk like an Egyptian!

  • 24 July 2014

Kendal Museum has a magnificent Egyptian collection. This is your chance to 'walk like an Egyptian' and find out about the fascinating lives of the Pharaohs. Activities for the children and our Archaeology Curator(10.30 - 12.00) is here to answer your questions. All day event.

Admission

Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.

Website

http://www.kendalmuseum.org.uk/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)

The Kendal branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club is hosted by Kendal Museum who meet once a month for fun sessions ranging from cave painting to visiting an excavation and finding out what archaeologists actually do. As well as the montly theme, the Club have lots of hands-on activities and members usually make something to take home.

How to obtain

There is currently a waiting list to join the Club, but if you would like to put your name on the list, or find out more, please contact us: info@kendalmuseum.org.uk or 01539 721374.

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