We offer competitive rates to groups of 12 or more, with additional benefits and incentives for drivers and group organisers.
What our visitors say: "We were made very welcome by all the staff and all our requests were dealt with efficiently and happily."
Benefits for Groups
- Save over 20% on our standard admission charge.
- Visiting all three venues in one day may be too much, that’s why we allow groups to spread their visits over a 7 day period. All three visits must be made by the same group.
- FREE coach parking during your visit and a further two hours FREE coach parking at Abbot Hall, to see the historic town of Kendal.
- Pre-booked catering options with reserved seating.
- Early visits starting at Blackwell before we open to the general public.
- A free talk for weekday groups visiting Blackwell and Abbot Hall. Weekend talks at Blackwell are subject to availability.
Benefits for Group Organisers
- Free familiarisation visits to see how timings would work and look at what would be of interest to your group. Contact us to arrange a familiarisation visit.
- FREE admission for the organiser when bringing a group of 10 or more paying visitors.
- An additional FREE place when bringing 40 or more paying visitors.
- FREE catering for the organiser when catering is booked from the group menu for 12 or more paying visitors.
Benefits for the Coach Driver
- FREE admission
- FREE refreshment voucher
- Special reserved coach parking
2017 Group Admission Prices
- Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House £6.00
- Abbot Hall Art Gallery £5.00
- Museum of Lakeland Life £4.00
- Abbot Hall & Museum of Lakeland Life £7.00
- All three venues £10.00
Art Fund Members Admission
Art Fund members receive free entry to Abbot Hall’s permanent collection only.
Members also receive 50% discounted admission to Abbot Hall’s temporary exhibitions, Blackwell and the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.
Student Group Visits
Self-led student group visits are free.
Facilitated groups of 12 or more students requiring a talk or tour are charged £5 per person.
For more information about student group visits, please contact the Learning team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01539 722464.
Blue Badge Guides
Registered Blue Badge Guides that book groups in advance will benefit from the following:
- FREE familiarisation tour of each venue (please contact us to arrange the familiarization visit)
- FREE admission for Blue Badge Guides
- The group rate admission (regardless of numbers)
- Early admission option to view the venue before it opens to the public.
- Reserved table for lunch for groups up to 6 (or if available, booked immediately on arrival prior to the group looking around the venue)*
- Free parking at Abbot Hall for the Blue Badge Guide vehicle
Before sending your booking form, please contact us to check whether your preferred date(s) are available.