Art and Culture

More than just a market town on the edge of the lakes. There is always something to do. Below is a list of some of the many things to be enjoyed in Kendal.

Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
One of the North’s leading multi-arts venues, there’s always something going on. Enjoy touring theatre, music, dance, film, comedy acts, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Kirkland, LA9 5AL
House in a beautiful Georgian mansion, Abbot Hall has a national reputation for showing contemporary and historical works of art. Works by Romney, Ruskin and Turner hang in magnificent period rooms, alongside modern artists such as Ben Nicholson and Lucian Freud

Kendal Museum
Station Road, Kendal LA9 6BT
Founded in 1796 the Kendal museum is one of the oldest museums in the UK. It’s collection include fascinating displays on the natural history, geology and archaeology of the Kendal area.

Lakeland Life Abbot Hall
Kendal LA9 5AL
This award-winning museum uncovers the unique customs and traditions of the Lake District with re-created Victorian street scenes and Lakeland farmhouse rooms.