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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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Address: Kirkland, Kendal, England
Phone Number: +44 1539 722464
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 16:00

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Interesting to visit, even if its not raining

We visited this Art Gallery as an-add-on to the Museum of Lakeland Life, and it proved to be well worth the time and money. The portraits painted by George Romney are magnificent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Kendal quite a few times I was really surprised to discover this excellent venue. The building itself is a delight,,elegant and quite grand. The art collection however is just a joy. It is varied and well presented , a good mix of traditional and modern work. Many of the artists I had not had the privilege to see... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought a joint ticket to visit the Art gallery when we visited the adjacent Museum of Lakeland Life. Unfortunately, we arrived just before a new exhibition was being curated, so some of the rooms were closed – for which we received a reduction on the admission price. Because of that, I’ve decided to rate the gallery as “average”, although... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

That's what I felt. Some very nice Romney's but not too much else. The exhibit on the 1st floor left us flat. Price is too high for what was there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This has to be one the best small galleries in the U.K Currently there is an extensive exhibition of Winifred Nicholson's art which is well worth a visit but there is also a permanent collection of first class art : Piper, Kaufman , Romney and a small but informative room of Kurt Schwitters .

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited this Art Gallery as an-add-on to the Museum of Lakeland Life, and it proved to be well worth the time and money. The portraits painted by George Romney are magnificent and the old photographs by Joseph Hardman are fascinating. We only got to visit Abbot's Hall because it was raining, but felt that it would have been a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Lovely looking building , visited on the late august bank holiday , it was quiet but maybe this was because it really nice outdoors . Would be a great place to spend an hour or two at if the weather is bad. Does not seem too welcoming to kids so best visited on your own . The quality of some... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Abbot Hall has an art collection to rival any in the country, including some wonderful pieces by the celebrated 18th Century portrait painter, George Romney, who lived in Kendal at the end of his life. Adjacent, is the charming "Museum of Lakeland Life", with an eclectic mix of Cumbrian history and artefacts. The buildings were badly affected by the Kendal... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We wanted to see the Lowry paintings but there were 5 of us and it would been too expensive . Ended up walking the grounds and taking photos instead of going in. Shame because it is a lovely looking building.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a very civilised way of spending an hour or two enjoying a range of artistic styles. Whether you like eighteenth century portraiture ( its star artist is local boy George Romney, once as highly regarded as Gainsborough and Reynolds who have held onto their esteem more than Romney has managed to do, perhaps unfairly as some of the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Had visited this weekend to see the Rembrant painting which has been touring and had been really looking forward to it, even knowing it was going to cost us £7 to enter. Having recently had a baby we were accompanied by our baby and a pram, upon arriving at the front of the building we saw a large amount of... More 

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