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Abbot Hall Art Gallery


Tel:- 01539 722464

  • Small yet interesting art gallery housed in an impressive Georgian building situated in a quiet area of Kendal.

  • Close to the parish church and the river Kent.

  • Next door to the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry.

  • Houses an impressive collection that would be the envy of many of it's larger and better known counterparts.

  • Noted for it's collection of George Romney paintings. Romney was born in Dalton in Furness, near Barrow, and at the age of 21 served an apprenticeship with Kendal artist Christopher Steele. In addition to a number of his portraits, the gallery also has several of his sketchbooks and drawings.

  • Many of the greatest water colour painters of the 18th and 19th century are represented, including works by Edward Lear, J M W Turner, and an extensive collection of drawings and watercolours by John Ruskin.

  • Many of the watercolours on display feature Lakeland scenes, and form a fascinating insight into the role of the watercolourist in the development of the region as a select holiday resort in the late 18th and early 19th century.

  • Also has a modern collection, with works by David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

  • A significant group of Lake District works by the German refugee artist Kurt Schwitters is of particular interest.




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Facilities Available

  • Gallery
  • Art Shop
  • Cafe
  • Parking on pay and display car park close by
  • Free entry for Children under 16

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