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 four days per week (Wednesday to Saturday) and admission is free.
In April 2011, Kendal Museum achieved the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) assessment, awarded by Visit England.