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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

Built in 1759, Abbot Hall in Kendal started life as a family home but over the centuries fell into disrepair and has been used for everything from a nursery to a bank. A grade II listed building in great danger of falling apart, it was saved by a group of locals and it was decided in 1962 that it should become an art gallery. Fast forward into the 21st century and the museum now hosts one of the finest collections of local lad and portrait painter George Romney’s paintings in Britain (including his masterpiece The Gower Children) It also houses one of the most impressive collections of art critic John Ruskin’s drawings and water colours in the country. But there is much more to see, with work from the 18th to the 21st century on display featuring art from everyone from Frank Auerbach to Peter de Wint. The gallery also puts on many events for children and families and there’s a lovely coffee shop to rest your legs in and munch on a home-made cake.

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Information on Abbot Hall Art Gallery , Kendal

Opening Times: All year, Daily 10:30-17:00 (16:00 Nov to Feb)
Admission: Adult £6.35, Child/Students Free. Gift aid prices available.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Junction 36 of M6, Kendal is ten minutes drive. Nearest station: Oxenholme.
Facilities: Coaches welcome, Coffee house, Full disabled access, Gallery shop, Guided tours, Pay & Display car park, Venue hire

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