Kendal Museum was founded in 1796, making it one of Britain’s oldest museums. The Museum boasts unique collections of natural history, geology and archaeology, has a shop, cafe and play area, and hosts group visits, events and workshops.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Museum Garden
Access with steps
Travel by public transport
The Kendal train station is right opposite to the museum, across the road.
Travel by taxi
The car park charge is £2 for 3 hours / £5 for all day.
Path to main entrance
The main entrance has 6 steps in total, but there is a side entrance with permanent ramp access. The visitors can enter from the side entrance as necessary and access the main reception. The side entrance can only be opened from inside by a member of staff. There is a bell for the visitors to let the staff know of their arrival.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
There is a side entrance to avoid any steps to the main reception.
Things to See and Do
World Wildlife Gallery
Both galleries and the public toilet are all on the same floor level.
We serve quality coffee, tea and some cold drinks in cafe area. There are 4 sets of tables and chairs.
The People's Gallery(Art Gallery)
There are a staircase of 14 steps and 4 additional steps to access the People's Gallery. We however can prearrange an alternative access via Kendal College entrance by a ramp access. Please ring the Museum front of house between 9:30-16:30, Thursday to Saturday.
Getting around outside
Customer care support
Emergency evacuation procedures