Kendal Museum of Lakeland Life
Kendal Museum of Lakeland Life is an award winning museum that 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.