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Family Fun


We have a dedicated children's area in the museum with dress-up, toys, games, and even a rocking horse! There is seating close-by for parents to enjoy a coffee while the kids are kept entertained. 

We also have activity packs which include colouring in fun, word searches and quizzes. For older children we do different Kendal Museum themed trails. These are questions and activities that lead the children (and adults!) around our galleries. It is a great way for people to engage in all areas of the museum. Both the activity packs and trails cost £1.00 each.

Children can explore and identify natural history objects and the animals from the dioramas. They can take part in fossil rubbing, play a tune on the slate lithophone, learn about timelines in the Kendal and Westmorland gallery and learn about evolution in the World Wildlife gallery. 
From time to time we have activities based around special events / exhibitions. To keep informed of these please join our mailing list or follow us on social media.