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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall Kendal LA9 5AL 01539 722 464

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Kendal’s Georgian riverside mansion, Abbot Hall, contains a lovely art gallery whose changing exhibitions are always worth a look – from blockbuster displays by the likes of JMW Turner or Paula Rego to themed exhibitions with a distinct local flavour. There’s a permanent collection here too that draws heavily on the Lake District’s 18th- and 19th-century artistic circles, particularly works by society painter George Romney – a local lad – and drawings and watercolours by John Ruskin. A decent café rounds off the facilities, while the fascinating Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry is sited just across the lawn.

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Adults £6.85, children under 16 free


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  • Wheelchair Access


Mon–Sat 10.30am–5pm; Nov–March closes at 4pm, also closed mid-Dec to mid-Jan

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