Kendal Town Council


Visiting the Mayor’s Parlour

The Mayor’s Parlour is the historic home of the Mayoralty in Kendal. In the 21st century it offers a glimpse into the ways of working in councils across the centuries, from Elizabethan times to today. On the first floor in Kendal Town Hall, the Parlour has seen Mayors, Aldermen, Councillors, officers and local dignatories come and go. Each piece in the Council’s collection tells a story of our town and its inhabitants. If you would like to arrange a visit (groups of up to 14 maximum) to the Mayor’s Parlour to hear about the history of Kendal, see the town’s regalia and works of art – please contact us to make an appointment. This BBC audio slide show provides a glimpse of what to expect.

Academic Research 

To view any heritage items as part of academic research please contact us to make an appointment.