Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Discover the best art in the Lake District at this award winning gallery. Abbot Hall Art Gallery is housed in one of Kendal's most important buildings, a Grade I listed villa, on the banks of the River Kent. The galleries offer two floors of light-filled spaces in which to see stunning artwork from our permanent collection, along with temporary exhibitions.

Abbot Hall has been one of the most active galleries collecting British art in recent years and important works have been acquired, ranging from a Turner watercolour of Windermere to portraits by Stanley Spencer and abstract paintings by Bridget Riley and Sean Scully. Abbot Hall has also secured some spectacular long-term loans, including works by Constable, LS Lowry and Lucian Freud.

As well as a fine permanent collection, Abbot Hall is acknowledged as having one of the most imaginative and independently minded temporary exhibition programmes outside London.


Open Monday - Saturday until 17 Dec 2016

Times: 10.30am - 5pm (4pm Nov - Feb)

Open Sundays July & August only, 12 - 4pm


Adult: £7 (without donation £6.35)

Joint Gallery & Museum: £9 (without donation £8.60)

Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE
Young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over 16 FREE

National Art Pass 50% Discount


Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Tel:01539 722464

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