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Exhibition, Tue 19 Jun - Thu 20 Dec 2018, £5.50

From Wordsworth to the Web

From Wordsworth to the Web

Celebrating 200 years of Kendal's Westmorland Gazette.


Here is the news! It’s served the community for 200 years and now has an exhibition dedicated to its own story.

Local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette has been the definitive voice of the Lake District. It has recorded life in the Lakes with stories of its people and places since the 23rd May 1818.

From Wordsworth to the Web: 200 Years of the Westmorland Gazette puts the ‘Wezzy Gezzy’ into context within the history of printing in Britain.

This exhibition looks at the scoops, exclusives, headlines and deadlines, of this Cumbrian institution. It also considers the influence legends like William Wordsworth and Alfred Wainwright had on shaping the paper.

The exhibition also looks at how breaking the news has changed in the digital age and includes light-hearted stories from the paper's history, an original copy of the Westmorland Gazette, correspondence from William Wordsworth and specially selected printing objects from the Museum’s collection.

There is also plenty for families to do - take a picture in our selfie board and become the headline story, or get to work in our mini newsroom and write your own headlines.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 19 Jun - Thu 20 Dec 2018 10:30 to 16:00


Adults £5.50 / £5.00 without gift aid. Friends, children and students free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Some amenities available at nearby Abbot Hall. Picnic site nearby.


Abbot Hall,


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Map reference: SD 516921  Lat: 54.32299 Long: -2.74479

From M6 jct 36, follow signs for Kendal and Abbot Hall art gallery. Situated in stable block of Abbot Hall art gallery, next to Kendal parish church in Kirkland.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Kendal station

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