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Kendal and Westmorland Gallery

Above the old style of the gallery.

Welcome to the newly refurbished Kendal and Westmorland Gallery.

The Kendal and Westmorland Gallery is the design concept of Curator / Manager Carol Davies. Her vision to open the gallery back out into its original space has given the gallery a new understanding for visitors to enjoy. "We decided to open up the space, show the architecture of the building and 'set the scene' for the various eras of artefacts we had previously".

The space also allows for more of the museum's collections to be out on display. Now visitors can see more collections in the Roman, Prehistory, Egyptian and Local History areas.

The gallery includes Social History and Archaeology from the local area, from a case dediated to Alfred Wainwright to our intrguing cabinet of curiosities. Visitors can also discover Prehistoric artefacts 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. We have on display our vast collection of Roman material from a variety of Roman sites including the excavations at Watercrook Fort, Kendal, which includes domestic and military items, coins, jewellery, shoes, altars, an officer’s memorial and a sculpture of the classical god Bacchus, as well as Ancient Egyptian artefacts and antique Victorian and Georgian items.