Children’s Activities

There’s plenty for children to explore, in addition to identifying our natural history objects and animals: They can get creative with fossil rubbings, play a tune on the slate lithophone, be inspired by the local landscape in the Kendal & Westmorland Gallery, and discover evolution in the World Wildlife Gallery.


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

For older children, we design seasonal Kendal Museum themed trails – involving questions and activities that lead the children (and adults!) on a hunt for answers around our galleries. It’s a great way for families, groups or young ones independently to engage in all areas of the museum.


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

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