Goosemire Cottages Blog

Kendal Museum

Date: 20th February 2012
Filed under: Things To Do
Tagged: free activities, kendal museum

If you are staying in one of our lake district cottages in the kendal area, then its worth considering paying a visit to Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.

The museum is opposite the train station and Peugeot main dealer. The first collection of plants, fossils, minerals, animals and antiques was put together in 1796 by William Todhunter and is one of the oldest museum collections in the country. The museum is based on his collection, and after World War 1 moved location to a former wool warehouse. The museum was then run by honary curators on behalf of the town council, one of which was the famous fellwaker Alfred Wainright.

Bust of Alfred Wainwright
Bust of Alfred Wainwright
Uniform of the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry
Uniform of the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear
Penny Farthing
Penny Farthing
Prehistoric Man
Prehistoric Man

 

Polar Bear
Polar Bear

 

Wild animals
Wild animals
Exotic Birds
Exotic Birds

Opening times and info:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30am - 5pm

Free Admission. Small pay and display carpark next door. Wheelchair access only in the two ground floor exhibition areas.

Kendal Museum, Station Road, Kendal, LA9 6BT

Telephone: 01539 815597    www.kendalmuseum.org.uk