The Broughton Moor Quarry, half way between Broughton and Coniston, has been worked since the mid 19th century. It gives a wonderfully rich mid-green stone with a beautiful tone and pale veins which give a distinctive and very pleasing range of irregular markings. This makes it a favourite for stylish interiors (like ours, obviously …) and can be seen in our local merchant’s showrooms, Burlington Slate. Their main website is www.burlingtonstone.co.uk
How marvellous! Here at Sykehouse Cottage we just love the cabinet of curiosities that is Kendal Museum. The place houses the Kendal and Westmorland Galleries, the World Wildlife Exhibition, The Lake District Natural History Gallery and The Hamer Mineral Collection.
The late John Hamer was a potholer and mineral collector. He collected one of the most superb and extensive mineral collections in the North of England. This collection exceeds 2000 pieces and includes specimens from disused mines in the Lake District, where mineral collecting is now banned, and other regions of northern England. This invaluable collection is available for research and enjoyment by both geologists and those who are just fascinated by beautiful minerals.
A spectacular display from the collection together with a complete catalogue, original note books, display charts and a map locating mine sites are featured as a new permanent display at Kendal Museum.
If you would like to know about opening times and current exhibitions, click on a click to their website HERE.