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History and Archaeology Gallery

The gallery includes Social History and Archaeology: from a case dediated to Alfred Wainwright, to Ancient Egyptian artefacts and antique Victorian and Georgian items.


We have on display our vast collection of Roman material from a variety of Roman sites including the excavations at Watercrook Fort, Kendal. This includes domestic and military items, coins, jewellery, shoes, altars, an officer’s memorial and a sculpture of the classical god Bacchus. 

Visitors can also discover Prehistoric relics which include a variety of Mesolithic tools from the Limestone Uplands of Southern Cumbria and a large collection of Neolithic axe material from the Central Fells, Cumbria.