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.