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Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Kendal LA9 5AL, England
+44 1539 722464
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Surprising find.

Not all whistles and bells but an absorbing wander through the history of the industry and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George R
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
SURPRISED BY ITS CONTENT

Pleasant visit and better than we expected the museum is very interesting and a good place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm S
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Workington, 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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“postman pat” (3 reviews)
“abbot hall” (7 reviews)
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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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+44 1539 722464
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not all whistles and bells but an absorbing wander through the history of the industry and activities of the area. Found the section on bobbin making particularly interesting. A nice cafe within the grounds for refreshments.

Thank George R
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thanks so much for the review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit! Please do spread the word and we look forwards to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant visit and better than we expected the museum is very interesting and a good place to visit for a couple of hours

Thank Malcolm S
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi thanks for your review, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forwards to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is what it says it is. The series of static displays, slightly cluttered to fit everything in, cover a number of domestic scenarios of mostly Victorian and Edwardian farming and industrial life. The displays mixed good explanations with some much more brief, which could...More

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

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit on the whole and I will pass your comments on to the curator regarding the explanations. I hope you managed to visit the cafe and art gallery on site as well and if...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprisingly well thought out and displayed Museum for young and old. The exhibits were laid out in authentic rooms of a traditional Lakeland house. Very interesting subjects with well labelled artefacts. Not what I was expecting but extremely worthwhile to visit.

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

Hi, Thanks for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found it so interesting. We are currently planning our Christmas events in the museum so please keep an eye on our website for dates and come back to visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Utterly fantastic museum with several historic rooms - parlor, bedroom, kitchen, etc- fully recreated. The room dedicated to early climbers (who left their calling cards on top of the mount!) is supremely interesting as well as info regarding the wool trade. This is NOT a...More

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

Hi, Thanks so much for your review! I am pleased you don't think we are boring! :-) We try to make the exhibits as interesting and relevant as possible and it is nice to receive feedback so positive. I do hope you come back soon!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great little museum depicting life in the Lakes, very child friendly with, if it's still there, the story of Postman Pat by John Cunliffe who used to teach in Kendal prior to taking up writing. Added bonus positioned next door to the Abbot Hall Art...More

1  Thank Beth040
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi, Thanks for the review! I hope that you come and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited on the 25th of August and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lady in the shop was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The museum was a real gem with all exhibits being thoughtfully laid out and information clearly expressed. The experience was immersive...More

1  Thank dharrison1310
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for your review. I am so pleased to here that you and your daughter enjoyed the visit and had such a good time. We really hope you will visit again soon as we are constantly changing the exhibition to make it...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visited here on a very wet day in July. It is not visible from the main road so could be missed. We only discovered it after wandering along the river the night before. We were greeted by Carole, who was very friendly, informative and even...More

1  Thank Emily G
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review, I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that your son took part in our swallows and amazons themed hunt around the museum! I hope he got his reward badge! :-) I really hope that you come...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Visited here on a very rainy morning whilst staying in Kendal as recommended by our hotel. Firstly we looked around the house and the exhibition they had up. Exhibition was pop art and they had some good Peter Blake pieces which was interesting then a...More

1  Thank kellieaa
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit. The house is actually a separate attraction run by us, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, so please do feel free to review that on its trip advisor page too! I hope that...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Good value and free for students including university. Very well laid out and informative. Also Swallow and Amazons info.

Thank Sally K
James D, General Manager at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review! I a pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forwards to welcoming you back soon.

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Judith H
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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