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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Open Lectures & Talks
Have offered gallery talks, evening lectures, including those organized by the Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust.
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Lakeland Arts Trust
Peppercorn Lane, Kendal, South Lakeland, LA9 5AL, North West,
Historic County
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Visits to Website
URL was last checked
16 January 2016
'Unlike most galleries, Abbot Hall did not start with a collection that needed somewhere to be displayed, but with a building that needed saving. It was the only Grade I listed building in Kendal, other than the Parish Church, and by the 1950s it was almost derelict and threatened with demolition. A group of local people came together to form a charitable trust in order to raise the money to save the building, and a long-term use for it needed to be found. It was decided to turn it into an art gallery ... '
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