Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

Kendal Museum
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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.

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Opening hours

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Please allow at least one hour for your visit.
Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

£2 per person but under 5’s are free.


  • 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

Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology
Station Road




01539 815597

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