This week our Curator of Collections, Carol Davies, talks about Kendal Museum’s vast egg collections. Why not see how many you can find at the museum when we are open? Kendal Museum has lots of egg collections. These were collected in Victorian times, however egg collecting is totally banned now.
This week our Archaeology Curator, Morag Clement, talks about our very own Viking Boat. This dugout boat was found in 1959 in the bed of Kentmere Tarn while excavating diatomaceous earth for the Cape Asbestos Company and donated to Kendal Museum by the landowner. Another boat was found four years
This week our Curator of Collections, Carol Davies, talks about the wonderful yellow Brimstone butterfly. This lovely yellow butterfly is called a Brimstone and is a welcome sign of Spring. Some say that the name Butterfly comes from these butterflies as they are yellow….like butter! Some of our butterflies hibernate as
This week our Archaeology Curator, Morag Clement, talks about a beautiful piece of Viking Archaeology. This Viking bronze mount was found near Arnside. It is only 3cm high and is dominated by a grim human face with large oval eyes, down-turned mouth and ears sticking out at brow level. When
Curator Carol Davies writes: “These pictures are from an old nature book, made by a school pupil nearly two hundred years ago. Can you see that he has made some leaf rubbings and he has drawn an early microscope to look at small bugs? You can make leaf rubbings just
Our archaeology curator, Morag Clement, writes: As Sutton Hoo and The Anglo-Saxons are in the news at the moment due to the recent release of the film ‘The Dig’, I wanted to share this amazing piece of Anglo-Saxon metalwork we have on display here at Kendal Museum. Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes star in
“…it was collected in the Victorian times, but it is my job now to try and restore it back to a superb specimen“ Carol Davies AMA Object of the Week: A Golden Eagle! Curator Carol Davies writes: “I am restoring a Golden Eagle at Kendal Museum. Golden Eagles and their
“…you will see it come to rest in a riverside bush and be able to see it’s lovely chestnut front.“ Curator Carol Davies AMA writes: There are kingfishers on the River Kent. They are easily seen as you walk along the riverside. I watched a beautiful kingfisher yesterday, first you