Kendal Museum

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Entrance to Kendal Museum, which was established in 1796

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, 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, including a stuffed polar bear and a model of a dodo.

The Museum is open five days per week (Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 to 5pm, last entry is 4.30) and admission is free, however, there are times when special exhibitions incur a charge, see the official website.

In April 2011, Kendal Museum achieved the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) assessment, awarded by Visit England.[1]

Kendal Museum is managed by Kendal College on behalf of South Lakeland District Council.[2] and is part of the Arts and Media Campus at the North End of Kendal.

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Coordinates: 54°19′53″N 2°44′31″W / 54.3315°N 2.7420°W / 54.3315; -2.7420