Museum of Lakeland Life

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The Museum of Lakeland Life is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, northwest England.[1]

The museum was opened in 1971 by Princess Alexandra. It won the first ever UK Museum of the Year award in 1973.[2]

The Museum of Lakeland Life presents life in the Lake District (aka Lakeland) from the late 18th century onwards.[3] The museum is located within the original Georgian stables of the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. It is managed by the Lakeland Arts Trust.[4] The displays include presentations of the author Arthur Ransome and the Swallows and Amazons series of books, local photographers, and the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Lake District.[5]

The museum is the registered office of the Arthur Ransome Society.[1]


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Coordinates: 54°19.38′N 2°44.72′W / 54.32300°N 2.74533°W / 54.32300; -2.74533