Things to do in Kendal

Cumbria’s Living Heritage have a number of attractions ideal for a day out in the Kendal area, including historic houses, a museum, gardens and an art gallery. See below for inspiration:


Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry - Chemist ShopMuseum of Lakeland Life and Industry

Find out stories of the homes, industries and people of this beautiful part of the world.

Open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm (4pm Nov – Feb) Open Sundays July & August, 12 – 4pm

Address: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL


Abbott Hall Gallery, KendalAbbot Hall Art Gallery

Exhibitions in 2017 include works by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw, Cumbrian artist Julian Cooper and key pieces by Pop Artists Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney and Allen Jones.

Open Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm (4pm Nov – Feb).Open Sundays July & August, 12 – 4pm


Levens Hall and Gardens near KendalLevens Hall and Gardens

Levens Hall is an atmospheric, welcoming and fascinating Elizabethan mansion, home to the Bagot family.

9 April – 5 October. Open Sunday to Thursday (Closed Fridays & Saturdays). Gardens, Tea Room, Gift Shop & Plant Centre 10am – 5pm. House 12noon –4pm. Situated 5 miles south of Kendal.


Sizergh Castle, CumbriaSizergh Castle

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate.

Opening Times:  House: until 29 October Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12-4pm. Gardens, Cafe & Shop: until 29 October daily 10am – 5pm. 30 October – 31 December daily 10am- 4pm. Estate : Open all year 9am -6pm daily. Dogs welcome on estate footpaths.


Evelyn de Morgan ; BlackwellBlackwell the Arts and Crafts House

One of the best examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the world.

Open Daily 15 Jan – 31 Dec 2017 10.30am – 4pm (closing 5pm Mar – Oct) Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Address: Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JT

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