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Quaker Tapestry

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Very interesting place

Fascinating tapestry giving a good picture of the work and active faith of Quakers from their early... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary E
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Aldridge
Worth the wait to get there!!

I had wanted to see these tapestries for years, and was thrilled when I finally had the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pinkie1990
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World famous attraction within the historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria. An award-winning, inspirational exhibition of embroidered panels telling stories of railways, revolutionary ideas and remarkable people. 350 years of social history...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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All reviews interesting exhibition meeting house audio guide meeting room leave plenty of time barclays bank well worth a visit introductory video volunteer staff on display excellent tea room couple of hours an interesting place to visit warm welcome small space local history two hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating tapestry giving a good picture of the work and active faith of Quakers from their early days in the seventeenth century to the present. Carefully made, by a range of groups and very thought-provoking . Clear information by each panel - there are more...More

Thank Mary E
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive review. It is so true - the Quaker Tapestry appeals to those from all faith and non. It needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to see these tapestries for years, and was thrilled when I finally had the opportunity to go. The videos accompanying the video explain the background to the tapestries and to the origins of the Quakers. I love that lots of the tapestries...More

Thank pinkie1990
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review which is a joy to read - I will share your comments with the volunteers and the cafe staff too. I'm very glad you had the opportunity to visit and you obviously thought it well worth while.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

M and I had attempted to visit a few years ago but managed then to be in Kendal on a Sunday when the museum was closed. So we were keen to try again, and I was really pleased we saw it. The museum is within...More

Thank EH-in-York
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad you enjoyed the exhibition and managed to visit us again on a day we were open. The Courtyard Café is still in operation but closes earlier than the museum so if you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We went here on a rainy Kendall day without a real interest in tapestry thinking it would pass a half hour and spent two hours. Use the audio guide to get the most out of the visit and take the opportunity to visit the really...More

Thank 299phild
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review your visit. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience and stayed longer than expected. I will pass on your lovely comments to the Cafe staff. Many thanks, Bridget

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Embroidery workshop at Quaker Tapestry. Brilliant! As were the Quaker panels themselves, especially since we knew how to do the stitches by then.

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Those embroidered panels are a relatively recent initiative (starting in 1981), which shows that, yes, in our computer age, lots of people can still embroider and do it lovingly. Each panel is a testimony to a specific aspect of the life style, history and impact...More

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A series of exquisite wool embroideries depicting the history and beliefs of the Quakers. Be prepared to stand up for about two hours. Take the audio guide and watch the videos, they fit together very well.

Thank MrsPepperpot_12
Reviewed 19 September 2018

For anyone interested in embroidery it is well worth a visit.The pictures all telling a story,embroidered by all people of all ages.The cafe has some excellent food,a lot of it vegetarian.

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the exhibition in August and loved our visit! Very warm welcome, we took a peaceful and slow pace around the main room and we were able to sit in the stillness of the meeting room. Audio guides available. Children's trail available too. There's also...More

Thank Eddie730
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Quaker Tapestry Museum. You are right, the sign posting to the Museum from the bus station is not good. There are just two signs from there and if you miss...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition is the most amazing exhibition! The story of Quakerism stiched on hundreds of canvasses, colorful, explanatory and very often touching . The ladies there are very friendly and they een have a German version of the interesting film on the history...More

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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, it is much appreciated - our visitors give the best advice. You may be interested to know that there are actually 77 panels of embroidery and we have about 40 on show in Kendal...More

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Oh dear, I've just spotted your question.... I hope you found us! Quaker Tapestry Museum is very close to Kendal town centre. Just 2 minutes walk from the bus and 6 minutes walk from the train stations. Step-free access to... More
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