Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry
Kendal, South Lakes

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The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal offers a fascinating view of the life and times of the people of the Lake District throughout history. The museum is packed with information and relics of a bygone era, beautifully displayed and wonderful to see.

This award winning Museum takes you back through time to explore the story of the Lake District and its inhabitants. Isolated before the arrival of the railway and motorcar, this area developed its own unique customs and traditions.

Recreated period rooms and workshops reveal how rural people lived and worked and played and how different life was before the introduction of machinery. Discover a Lake District kitchen, complete with traditional recipes and utensils, a bedroom full of vernacular furniture and furnishings - including a magnificent 17th century four-poster bed, a farmhouse parlour with a working phonograph and rare 18th century oak panelling.

Lifelike displays narrate the stories of individuals who left their mark on the history of the Lake District, providing a rare insight into now lost trades and professions. See the tools of Victorian farmers and miners who made their living working the land in this area of exceptional natural beauty.

Arthur Ransome and ‘Swallows and Amazons'
Admire the original sketches for the illustration of the popular children's series and the author's manuscripts. The museum has a wealth of souvenirs and mementoes of his sailing adventures, all complemented by photographs from the author's collection.

Lakeland Photographers
Discover nostalgic images of the 1940s and 50s taken by the Westmorland Gazette photographer Joseph Hardman, and a selection of Victorian photography.



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Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry
Abbot Hall
01539 722464

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