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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

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A pleasant place for a summers walk

Well, there isn’t much of the castle left so you have to use your imagination. But there are fine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
andrew19412016
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Nicely recreated rooms

The museum, which is located down river from the town centre and is not on the cheap side, offers a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine P
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Liege, Belgium
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Immerse yourself in Lake District History at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. Inside you can explore a typical Victorian farmers home from the food in the kitchen, to the elegance of the parlour. Other galleries tell the story of the Arts...more
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Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL, England
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All reviews postman pat static displays abbot hall lake district couple of hours victorian era walking holiday well thought out interesting things to see per adult well worth a visit parish church enjoyed our visit coffee shop rainy day arthur amazons
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, there isn’t much of the castle left so you have to use your imagination. But there are fine views over Kendal and beyond. It can get a bit muddy in wet weather so wear proper shoes. It’s a nice place for the kids to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum, which is located down river from the town centre and is not on the cheap side, offers a nice experience of exploring life, mostly of well-to-do households in previous centuries; it also traces the history of the local Westmoreland Gazette.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only came in to hide from the rain and actually were surprised how good it was. If you are in Kendal I really recommend a visit.

Thank krcb197
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

It’s what it says it is, and beautifully laid out with a large variety of exhibits, mainly in themed rooms and areas. Good value at £5 per adult admission.

Thank Peter T
Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

I enjoyed the visit, but I was a little disappointed with the extent of the museum in comparison with the entry costMore

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Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the Museum, but we're sorry that you were disappointed with the admission cost. As we're not a national gallery and museum reliant solely on government funding, charging admission allows us to make our collections available...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The Lakeland Museum and 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 big, but...More

Thank Julia S
Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks for your review, it sounds like you have a great day out in Kendal!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

This was so interesting. Exhibits were so immaculate. There was so much to see all aspects of life in the Lake District. Extra exhibitions of Arthur Ransome (good for Swallow and Amazon fans). And of the local newspaper.

Thank sandraread47
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Absolutely incredible! Its full of interesting exhibits, very informative and interesting. I really enjoyed learning what was there.

Thank Rachel V
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi, Thanks for your great review! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and I really hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 2 June 2018

This museum, although small, is full of interesting things to see! When we were there it had several exhibits on the suffragette movement. It is full of artefacts from the local life of farming etc.

Thank Suzywac
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi, thanks for the review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A visit today to visit this very run-of-the- museum with very little to make it interesting ,and quite expensive to visit.It doesn't open until 10:30 and when I commented on this the young assistant she said that usually there is no-one calling until after 12:00!...More

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James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi, thanks for your review! I am sorry you didn't think the £5 ticket price was worth the visit, we feel that it is quite reasonable compared with other similar attractions in the area. With areas on Lakeland living including recreated living room, kitchen and...More

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Jacqui B
7 November 2017|
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Response from Lakeland Arts M | Property representative |
Hi Jacqui, Yes, the Museum has it's own car park and it is located in Kendal town centre, next to Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Kendal Parish Church. To get to the Museum by car from the South, follow the signs for ‘Town... More
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Helen R
27 October 2017|
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Response from Lakeland Arts M | Property representative |
Hi Helen, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately only guide dogs are allowed in the Museum. Kind regards, Kate
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Judith H
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Response from JamesD6646 | Property representative |
Hi, It is £5 admission, or £5.50 with gift aid and we do a joint ticket with the Art Gallery which is £9 or £9.90
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