Watch our short Lakes Culture film about Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a hidden artistic gem in the heart of Kendal.
Beatrix Potter is a world-renowned author, synonymous with the Lake District, charming children’s books and of course the iconic Peter Rabbit. There is however a great deal more to discover about this talented writer and influential thinker
Trails of the Unexpected brings the significant collections of Cumbria’s museums and galleries to life by taking visitors out into the epic landscape of the region in the footsteps of writers, artists, empire builders and raiders.
The Armitt Museum Collection in Ambleside, near Windermere in the Lake District, has an impressive collection of 23 diverse works by the artist Kurt Schwitters
Enjoy a day of arts and culture in a creative Lakeland town… Kendal’s often bypassed en route to the more spectacular scenery beyond. But it’s the kind of town that rewards a day’s wandering, with little planned.
If you haven’t been there yet, you should drop into Beatrix Potter’s world-famous Hill Top farmhouse near Hawkshead, bought from the proceedings of her first book ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, and also the inspiring Armitt Museum in Ambleside.
The Ruskin Museum is a veritable cabinet of curiosities telling The Story of Coniston – a voyage of discovery from the first Stone Age fell-walkers to the enlightened John Ruskin
You’ve probably seen the Wordsworth houses in the central Lakes – so perhaps it’s time to stretch beyond the fells to the Georgian town of Cockermouth, and visit the house where William and Dorothy were born.