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 Mon – Sat 10.30am – 5pm (4pm Nov – Feb) Open Sun’s Jul & Aug, 12 – 4pm

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


Abbott Hall Gallery, KendalAbbot Hall Art Gallery

Exhibitions in 2018 include works by Claude MonetKatie SpraggElisabeth Frink and Kurt Schwitters

Open Mon – Sat 10.30am – 5pm (4pm Nov – Feb).Open Sun’s Jul & Aug, 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.

22 Apr – 4 Oct, Sun – Thur (closed Fri & Sat).House: 12 noon – 4pm. Gardens, Tea Room, Gift Shop & Plant Centre: 10am – 5pm. Situated 5 miles south of Kendal.


Sizergh Castle, CumbriaSizergh Castle

Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate. Dogs welcome on estate footpaths.

House: until late Oct Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12-4pm. Gardens, Cafe & Shop: until late Oct daily 10am – 5pm. Nov & Dec daily 10am- 4pm.


Blackwell Arts and Crafts House WindermereBlackwell the Arts and Crafts House

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

Open Daily 12 Jan – 31 Dec  10.30am – 4pm (closing 5pm Mar – Oct) Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Address: Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3JT

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