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Kendal and Westmorland Gallery

The Kendal and Westmorland Gallery was refurbished in 2013-2014 and was the design concept of Curator/Manager Carol Davies. The space allows for more of the museum's collections to be out on display so visitors can see more in the Roman, Prehistory, Egyptian and Local History areas.


The gallery includes Social History and Archaeology: from a case dediated to Alfred Wainwright, to Ancient Egyptian artefacts and antique Victorian and Georgian items.

We have on display our vast collection of Roman material from a variety of Roman sites including the excavations at Watercrook Fort, Kendal. This includes domestic and military items, coins, jewellery, shoes, altars, an officer’s memorial and a sculpture of the classical god Bacchus. 

Visitors can also discover Prehistoric relics which include a variety of Mesolithic tools from the Limestone Uplands of Southern Cumbria and a large collection of Neolithic axe material from the Central Fells, Cumbria.