Kendal Town Council

New Heritage Open Dates Announced for Kendal’s Mayor’s Parlour

In the heart of Kendal there are hidden treasures!

Kathryn Parr

Kendal’s Mayor’s Parlour, in the Town Hall, is a small space containing items of huge importance and beauty that illustrate the history of Kendal from the Domesday book onwards.

Following successful sessions for Heritage Open Day in September, Kendal Town Council is pleased to announce that the Parlour is now available to visit in a further series of monthly sessions in which the Council’s Heritage Officer, Simon Unsworth, will give a short talk on Kendal’s history and its development as a town of international importance through its early beginnings to the wool trade and its present, vibrant incarnation!

Whether it’s Kathryn Parr’s Book of Devotions, the art of George Romney or the Charters, Sword and Maces that give Kendal is identity as a unique market town, there’s something in the Parlour to fascinate everyone! Come along and learn about Kendal’s place in history.


The sessions will last 90 -120 minutes, and will include time for questions and attendees are welcome to take photographs of most things in the room. The sessions will take place on:

Wednesday February 1st at 5.30p.m – fully booked

Tuesday February 7th at 10.30a.m – fully booked

Thursday February 9th at 2.00p.m – fully booked

Thursday February 23rd 2pm

Tuesday March 7th 10.30am

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please email