Abbot Hall Art Gallery

“Galleries and exhibitions with commanding views” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

KENDAL, CUMBRIA

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Our View

The Gallery is housed in one of Kendal's most important buildings; a Grade I listed Georgian Villa on the banks of the River Kent. The Gallery offers two floors of light-filled spaces, a temporary exhibition programme that has achieved a national profile, and the permanent collection of works by George Romney spanning his entire career. The upstairs galleries feature commanding views of the River Kent and Kendal Castle and show works by major British artists. Various exhibitions planned throughout the year, please check website for details. Photo credits: exterior - Tony West; outside the gallery & The Saloon - Florence Acland

Abbot Hall Art Gallery
KENDAL, LA9 5AL
Phone : 01539 722464

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Chair lifts for non-motorised wheelchairs in split level galleries, large print labels
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open Mon-Sat 10.30-5 (closes 4 Nov-Feb); Sun Jul-Aug 12-4

About The area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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