Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Kendal

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The Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, formerly the Museum of Lakeland Life and sometimes abbreviated to MOLLI, is a local museum in Kendal, Cumbria, northwest England.
The museum was opened in 1971 by Princess Alexandra. It won the first ever UK Museum of the Year award in 1973.
The Museum presents life in the Lake District (aka Lakeland) from the late 18th century onwards. The museum is located within the original Georgian stables of the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. It is managed by Lakeland Arts.

The displays include presentations of the author Arthur Ransome and the Swallows and Amazons series of books, local photographers, and the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Lake District.
The museum is the registered office of the Arthur Ransome Society.
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  • We loved everything about our visit to this local Museum. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful and the shop was well stocked.  more »
  • A nice little museum based around local life well laid out and interesting exhibits. The museum staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable .  more »
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  • I went with two of my grand children aged 12 and 9 they both loved it and it gave them lots to talk about. Loads of pay and display parking excellent helpfull reception lady. Cheap entrance fee and the children were free. Well worth a visit.
  • A lovely museum with quite a lot for children to explore. There are some rooms set out in period style and activity rooms also. We had fun with the timeline game in the curators room. As a resident of the area I enjoyed the focus on lakeland life. Well worth the entry price
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