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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal LA9 5AL, England
+44 1539 722464
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Brightened up a wet day

Embarrassed to say that despite actually living in Kendal, we had never visited before. Went with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pyadowell
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Very interesting

In Kendal on a wet day so visited the museum and spent a good 2 hours looking at days gone past and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
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Northampton, 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 and Crafts movement, and the industrial history of this beautiful part of the world. Here you can discover the Lake District’s past in farming, mining, tanning, and many other ways that people have made a living amongst the fells. The Museum allows you to discover how people have lived in the Lake District and how the unique landscape has shaped their lives. You can also find out about Arthur Ransome, one of the Lake District’s most famous authors, and colourful characters. And why not stroll down the Victorian high street before you go to find out about the toys, food, and even medicines of the past. The Museum of Lakeland life is a must see for anyone interested in the history of this beautiful area, and with changing exhibitions looking at all aspects of Lakeland Life there will always be something new to discover.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kendal LA9 5AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Embarrassed to say that despite actually living in Kendal, we had never visited before. Went with friends on a wet day. What a find. Packed full of information and excellent displays. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank pyadowell
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review! It always amazes us just how many people we hear are local on and their first visit! But now you've found us I really hope you will spread the word and help others discover what a great little museum...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Kendal on a wet day so visited the museum and spent a good 2 hours looking at days gone past and who people used to live and work

Thank John H
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review! I'm pleased that you enjoyed the visit to the Museum, there is lots to see and enjoy on a rainy day in Kendal here! Hope you managed to have a warming cuppa in the Bakestone Cafe too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent representation of all aspects of Lakeland Life. Large car park. Do not miss a visit to neighbouring parish church. I believe the third widest in England.More

Thank pbramham
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We also have an exhibition on currently about the history of walking and climbing which lots of people have enjoyed! I hope you managed to see that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, great day out, lots to see, really enjoyed the day, great coffee, great staff, great location

Thank warren304
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks so much for the positive review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I really hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many interesting things to see and learn about. We were spending a couple of days in Kendal, while waiting to start our walking holiday, so we were particularly fascinated in the exhibit on the history of walking using the public footpaths and rights of...More

Thank I_always_notice
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your review! I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Museum. I hope you managed to sample some of our homemade cakes in the new Bakestone cafe as well!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Probably one of the best little museums in Cumbria. This is the second visit, first one was about 12 years ago, so can't remember much about it.. Well laid out, lots of interesting exhibits and displays on Cumbrian life .. Only takes about 45 mins...More

2  Thank alisdair t
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks so much for the review! I am pleased to hear you think that the museum is so good! A lot of hard work goes into the exhibitions and its great to hear such positive reviews! I hope you will be back again before...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I learned lots of new stuff. The displays were interesting and well labelled. I particularly liked looking at the kitchen gadgets.More

Thank GdeB999
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for your review! I am pleased to see you enjoyed your visit and hoe you liked the Fun on the Fells exhibition too! Did you put down how high you have climbed on our wall of fame? Our new cafe and...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very interesting exhibits. Entertaining and educational. Definitely worth a visit. You will learn a lot.

Thank carathantenw
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review! I am pleased you enjoyed the visit and learnt something from the exhibition and museum! Our new facilities open in a few weeks so please do come back soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

I went with my friends a while ago and the staff were a little hesitant to let us in. we had to convince her that we weren't here to mess about and she was a little rude to us. Overall it was a ok experianceMore

Thank Ellie A
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review, I am sorry that the staff weren't as welcoming as you expected and I hope it did not spoil your visit too much. We have changing exhibitions in the museum so please do visit again in the summer to see...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I attended with my girlfriend in Feb 2017 when trying to avoid the rain! It was £5 to enter and was well worth the entry fee, showed a good idea of Lakeland life and was quite entertaining with simple ideas to keep them interested. Could...More

Thank Chris G
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for the review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the museum! We regularly change the exhibition and will be opening our Fun on the Fells exhibition this weekend so please do visit us again soon!

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Judith H
How much is it to go in
30 May 2017|
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Response from James D | 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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