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Like museums? Like cream teas?! Well then you’ll love our Tour, Talk and Tea!

For just £12 per person, you and your friends will be given a tour of the Museum by a member of staff, and an informal talk about the history of the Museum and its fascinating collections. Let us know when booking if there is something within our collections which holds special interest for you. We may be able to focus on that specifically.

You will then be served with a cream tea (scone, jam and cream, plus tea or coffee) in our welcoming cafe area.

Booking is essential. Larger groups may be accommodated, but please check with us. The tour and talk takes approximately 45 minutes, the cream tea 30-40 minutes.

To book, please call Kendal Museum on 01539 815597 or email us.

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Explore the World Wildlife Gallery in a new light!

Trek though our World Wildlife Gallery with only a torch to light you way. Experience a ‘night safari’ and learn about Kendal Museum’s fascinating collections of taxidermy.

Our Torch Light Tours are aimed at groups of schools, parties, scouts and to anyone who wants to see Kendal Museum’s antique taxidermy collection in a new light! They last on average 20 minutes with a maximum of 20 people. Two museum staff are present for the tour which begins with a safety demonstration.

All torches are turned on before the lights are turned off (we can also leave some lights on if you like!). Only the tour group is present in the gallery during the tour.

Booking essential, terms and conditions apply, subject to staff availability.

To book and find out prices please call 01539 815597 or email us.

Children’s Activities

We have a dedicated children’s area in the museum with dressing up clothes, toys, games, and even a rocking horse! There is seating close by for parents to enjoy a coffee while little ones are kept entertained.

For older children we do different Kendal Museum themed trails. These are questions and activities that lead the children (and adults!) around our galleries. It’s a great way for people to engage in all areas of the museum. Both the activity packs and trails cost £1 each.

There’s plenty for children to explore as well as identifying natural history objects and the animals. They can take part in fossil rubbing, play a tune on the slate lithophone, learn about timelines in the Kendal and Westmorland Gallery and learn about evolution in the World Wildlife Gallery.

From time to time we have activities based around special events. To keep up to date, please join our mailing list or follow us on social media.

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