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Events > 2004

Alfred Wainwright Exhibition
1 May to 31 August 2004 at the Kendal Museum

A fascinating exhibition looking at the life and works of Alfred Wainwright the well known fell walker, author and artist, opened at Kendal Museum on Saturday 1 May 2004 and will continue until Tuesday 31 August.

Wainwright's hand-drawn and hand-written pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells have been in use for over 40 years, and are still popular. Many of his original pen and ink drawings, maps, letters, and first editions of his books, as well as personal belongings such as his walking boots and socks (heavily darned!) will be on display. The exhibition will comprise of both items currently on show in the museum, and those specially lent for the duration of the exhibition.

Join us to explore the work of the legendary fellwalker, author and artist Alfred Wainwright, and view many of his drawings and personal belongings.

This exhibition is part of 2004's Museums & Galleries Month celebration of 'travelling and the art of travel.

Few people know that Wainwright was Honorary Clerk and Curator to Kendal Museum from 1945-1974. As well as being employed as the town's Borough Treasurer, he also gave up some of his spare time for 30 years to look after the museum collections.