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Exhibition, Tue 7 May 2019, free entry

Kendal Museum geological collections

Kendal Museum geological collections

Many beautiful specimens of minerals, rocks and fossils.


A fascinating collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Cumbria, the UK and abroad, including the Hamer and the Shaw mineral collections, will be on display in Kendal’s Museum. This event will give you a rare opportunity to see and examine some of the specimens usually kept in the stores.
Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and tell you about the collections and their history. Specimens from both collections have been photographed and digitised and you will be shown how to access this extensive online digital database for your own research.
The museum also has two lithophones for you to try out.
The Museum is open till 4pm, so please spend time afterwards getting to know the geological collections better and take the opportunity to ask the staff and volunteers more about the rocks, minerals …. and fossils within the museum.
Please book by email.
Organised by: Kendal Museum & Westmorland Geological Society as part of the national GeoWeek 2019.

Disabled access limited to lower levels. The first floor has the main collections, but the specimens from the stores will be available on the lower levels.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 7 May 2019 10:30 to 12:30
The Museum is open till 4pm, so no need to rush away.


Free entry

Normal entrance fee of £2.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


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Map reference: SD 515926  Lat: 54.32709 Long: -2.74708

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

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