The Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry tells the story of the Cumbrian people and their rich social heritage. Exhibits include reconstructions of a typical Lake District kitchen, a traditional chemists shop, and Arthur Ransome’s study.
There’s also a collection of mid-20th century photographs taken by Westmorland Gazette photographer Joseph Hardman and a display tracing the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Cumbria.
The museum hosts temporary displays plus a programme of events including craft demonstrations and tours. For further details visit the official website.
Facilities include an onsite car park (pay-and-display), a coffee shop, and gift shop.
The Museum of Lakeland Life is open from Monday to Saturday. Opening times are 10.30 am to 5 pm (between November and March the museum closes at 4 pm).
Admission for adults costs £5. Tickets for children (over 5) and full-time students are £3.50.
The museum is situated in the former stables at Abbot Hall (now the Abbot Hall Art Gallery).