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Kendal Museum, Kendal

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Kendal Museum is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District in northwest England. It was founded in 1796 and includes collections of local archaeology, history, and geology, and a natural history collection from around the globe. The museum also features a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, events, walks, and talks. The museum has a large natural history taxidermy collection, and features a stuffed polar bear and a model of a dodo.

The museum is open three days a week from Thursday to Saturday, with a charge of £5 (adults) and £2 (5-18's) for admission, with Under 5's going free. The opening hours are 9.30am to 4.45pm with last entry at 4pm.

In April 2011, Kendal Museum achieved the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme assessment, awarded by Visit England.
Kendal Museum is managed by Kendal College on behalf of South Lakeland District Council. and is part of the Arts and Media campus at the North End of Kendal.
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  • A brilliant museum with loads for kids to do and also super interesting for adults. We love this place and visit monthly probably. The annual membership offer is fantastic (a year’s entry for the... 
    A brilliant museum with loads for kids to do and also super interesting for adults. We love this place and visit monthly probably. The annual membership offer is fantastic (a year’s entry for the...  more »
  • I've been coming to the museum with my wife and two year old daughter fairly regularly over the last few months. The £5 entry is very reasonable, especially considering this gets you in for the whole....  more
    I've been coming to the museum with my wife and two year old daughter fairly regularly over the last few months. The £5 entry is very reasonable, especially considering this gets you in for the whole....  more »
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  • Visited yesterday, what a surprise. Such a mix of exhibits. We both found it interesting and informative. Interactive areas for kids and lots and lots to discover. Well worth the visit
  • Great selection and good explanations. Very welcoming staff.

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