Discover a rich collection of the Lake District’s social history, brought to life through a wonderful mix of curiosities, period rooms and exhibitions.

A treasure trove of discovery, Lakeland Museum reveals how people lived in the Lake District over the past centuries and how our unique local landscape shaped their lives.

Lakeland Museum is currently closed for redevelopment of Abbot Hall and the surrounding grounds.

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"I scarcely had one night of quiet sleep, / Such ghastly visions had I of despair, / And tyranny, and implements of death"
(Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book X, 1805)