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Exhibition, from 21 Nov 2017, £5.50

Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art Exhibition


The Lake District has a long history of communities making art, creating beautiful items, and learning new skills. This exhibition explores why people devote time and effort to making beautiful objects, and the unique and fascinating stories of their lives.

On display from the museum’s collection of over 40,000 items are objects made by miners, prisoners of war, and dozens of other anonymous people. Discover the reasons that people are drawn to craft, and see objects rarely displayed before. The exhibition also celebrates the sports, talents and achievements that the people of Cumbria have devoted themselves to.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 21 Nov 2017 - Wed 28 Feb 2018 10:30 to 16:00
Thu 1 Mar - Sat 14 Apr 2018 10:30 to 17:00


Admission to the Museum is £5.00 or £5.50 with gift aid. Friends, students and kids 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.


Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

01539 722 464


Abbot Hall,



Plan route to Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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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