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Kendal Museum

Date: 20th February 2012

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.

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