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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

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Great little museum showing plenty of early cumbrian life. Well worth a visit as part of Abbot hall... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bala1960
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Interesting

The museum offers a walkthrough of life for the Victorian Cumbrian people. The rooms are well set... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CHRISBE92
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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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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+44 1539 722464
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All reviews postman pat recreated rooms abbot hall local life static displays lake district victorian era couple of hours well thought out interesting things to see per adult well worth a visit on display enjoyed our visit coffee shop rainy day arthur
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum showing plenty of early cumbrian life. Well worth a visit as part of Abbot hall gallery on 2pound extra

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum offers a walkthrough of life for the Victorian Cumbrian people. The rooms are well set out and all the pieces have a little explanation at the side to aid knowledge. The only downside is the price, £5.50 per person for a not so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

wonderful and interesting museum , a dip into the past of the life of the Lakes and the folk there . quite a small place , but more than makes up for it in the items on display and the super friendly staff ( well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank andrew19412016
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Christine P
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Peter T
Lakeland Arts M, Owner at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank daysgordonlodge
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

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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
30 May 2017|
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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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