Getting to the Museum

Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry is located next to Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.

From the South by Car

Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590 signed ‘South Lakes’ (dual carriageway) for six miles. Take the exit signed ‘South Kendal (A6)’ and follow the signs for ‘Town Centre’. Once in the one-way system get into the right hand lane. Pass the parish church, on your right, then take the first right into the public car park signed ‘Abbot Hall’. Pass through the gate at the end of the South Lakeland District Council car park (Peppercorn Lane) into the Abbot Hall car park. Revenue from Abbot Hall car park goes towards the upkeep of the Gallery and Museum.

From the North by Car

Leave the M6 at junction 39 and follow the A6 signed ‘Kendal’. Once in Kendal follow signs for ‘M6 Junction 36’ and ‘A65’. Keep right, following the river, until the road comes to a junction. Still keeping in the right hand lane cross the bridge and take a sharp right, signed ‘Town Centre’. Stay in the right hand lane. Pass the parish church then take the first right into the public car park signed ‘Abbot Hall’. Pass through the gate at the end of the South Lakeland District Council car park (Peppercorn Lane) into the Abbot Hall car park. Revenue from Abbot Hall car park goes towards the upkeep of the Gallery and Museum.

Parking

The Abbot Hall pay and display car park is located through the gate at the end of the South Lakeland District Council car park (Peppercorn Lane), between the Gallery and the Museum. Revenue from Abbot Hall car park goes towards the upkeep of the Gallery and Museum.

We will refund the first hour’s parking on purchases of £5 or over at the Gallery and Museum Shop(s) or Coffee House (excluding admissions).

Disabled parking bays are free.

On 8 and 9 September our car park will be closed for Lakes Alive celebrations.

By Train

Oxenholme is the nearest main-line railway station and a connecting train will bring you into Kendal (less than 1 mile away from Abbot Hall) with a level walk along the river.

Plan your journey with thetrainline.com.

GPS Location

N54°19.38 , W2°44.72

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