Went here one afternoon, the museum was due to close in 30 minutes time, not enough after I saw what was there! Allow at least an hour. You start downstairs, recreations of old shops and the sounds of the time and then you go upstairs, so much to see, all old things from the area. I was lucky to have... 更多
We spent a couple of hours in this delightful museum as we were looking for something to do away from the persistent rain! It is informative and well laid out and has some interesting machinery and furniture. There is room dedicated to Arthur Ransome which provides an interesting overview of his life.
I visited on a joint ticket with the Abbot Hall Art Gallery valid for a year. The exhibitions took my mind off the cares of the world and the rooms are a little different. Great if you love Swallows and Amazons. Paying car park at the entrance which might be £2.30
They've just opened a new exhibition of Georgian and Victorian costumes, just a very small part of some of the fabulous items this museum has in store. The displays show a chronological change in fashions in a mere handful of dresses. They are well-mounted to show the design changes as well as the underclothes that helped to change the shape... 更多
Finding ourselves on a 3-hour stopover in Kendal, we were initially dismayed. The high street multiples and charity shops are as good (or bad) as in anywhere else in Britain so this museum offered the prospect of relief. First, we took coffee in the Abbot Hall Coffee House, then entered the museum. We were warmly greeted by the custodian and... 更多
This is a highly organised museum that gives a valuable insight into the culture and history of the Lake District. I learnt so much and found the exhibits stimulating, interesting and well displayed and labelled. The staff couldn't have been more helpful or pleasant.
Great collection of items of life in the home and the work community in Kendal, arranged in a fairly logical fashion. A little more explanation on the purpose and use of some of the items could have helped more young people gain understanding of how items were used but it captured the essence of life on farms, in the mines... 更多
I hoped to see the work of Simpson the cabinet-maker, a Kendal native....but the items were very few. Ditto the Keswick school of industrial arts. Still, the museum is small, and covers sheep keeping, weaving, fulling, and other Lakeland Life things. A very large display on Arthur Ransome of Swallows and Amazons fame. Very many Victorian interiors. A large gift... 更多