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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Open Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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Very compact with only a few niche artists.

There was an exhibition featuring art from Rodin on loan from the British Museum. Completely made... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Anatomicol
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A real treat.

The Lakeland Museum and Abbott Hall Art Gallery were a real treat. The museum was beautifully... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Julia S
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Winner of the Art Gallery of the Year Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017, Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a Grade 1 listed building with a national reputation for showing contemporary and historical works. Conveniently located in the town centre, Abbot Hall...more
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Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL, England
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to the gallery. There was a mix of high quality art work giving us plenty to see and think about. The Grayson Perry tapestries were amazing. Full of thought provoking detail. We knew nothing about Alison Watt and found her...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

We're glad you had such a great visit. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Went here particularly to visit the Grayson Perry exhibition. The whole place is very interesting, including the downstairs rooms. Grayson Perry pieces and writings were excellent. The Alison Watt exhibition was also fascinating. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

A remarkable achievement, to have gathered such an array of top class art. My favourite was the room full of Romneys. Among which I marvelled at, "A study for Death of General Wolfe", and most stunning of all, Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, posing as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Tucked away in the Lake Districts is this lovely rural gallery that punches above its weight. Surprisingly roomy for a small town gallery it houses weighty pieces by world class artists. Rodin on loan! Barbara Hepworth in the grounds! A Picasso! If you are on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable exhibition,well displayed and sculptures you could even touch. Small but well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

There was an exhibition featuring art from Rodin on loan from the British Museum. Completely made my trip being able to see an original cast of 'The Thinker' in all it's glory. The rest of the art on display is regionally relevant. Like all art,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We're glad you had an enjoyable visit, thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The Lakeland Museum and Abbott Hall Art Gallery were a real treat. The museum was beautifully curated - hands-on and rich with artifacts. A real memory-maker. The art gallery had an original Rodin’s Thinker and a fantastic exhibition of Elizabeth Frink and contemporaries. Not too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julia S
Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you had a great visit!

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I live locally and so am lucky enough to be a regular visitor. Abbot Hall has a track record of changing exhibitions on the first floor featuring blockbusters (Rembrandt, Monet, Canaletto, Turner, Freud, Hockney, Rego, Riley etc) and wonderfully curated studies of lesser known but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. We also appreciate your constructive comments which we will address. With the upcoming capital development of Abbot Hall, we will be looking to introduce public wifi across the Gallery, and we'll change the...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really interesting gallery with a mix of old and new, some good portraits and an extensive exhibition of Elizabeth Frink, think Henry Moore meets Giocometti. The museum is full of quirky artefacts about local life and a real pleasure to explore Visited...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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James D, General Manager at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi, Thanks so much for the review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit and please do take the time to review the cafe - the Bakestone, as we have a separate review page for that too. Please do visit again soon as...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Lovely works of art, especially given the previous owner's pieces that had historical significance to the exhibit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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James D, General Manager at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit an I hope you come back soon

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barry503
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Response from Lakeland Arts M | Property representative |
Hi, our current exhibitions and displays are: - LAND | SEA | LIFE: A British Art Collection Curated by Abbot Hall Art Gallery, LAND | SEA | LIFE is exhibition of works on loan from The Ingram Collection, which is... More
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