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The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre

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Address: Friends Meeting House Stramongate | Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Seen a few panels before and was thrilled to see the 44 panels on display with information and videos to bring the stories on the panels to life. It was also interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helenes51
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Birmingham
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Birmingham
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seen a few panels before and was thrilled to see the 44 panels on display with information and videos to bring the stories on the panels to life. It was also interesting to see inside the meeting house and talk with the Friends on duty. Unfortunately time did not allow a visit to what looked like an excellent cafe. We... More 

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Thank Helenes51
Scotland
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87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exhibition of many picture sized tapestries sewn by various different people. They depict scenes from history and famous Quakers. They are of a very high standard and require time and concentration to fully appreciate. The audio equipment helps to explain the stories depicted.

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Thank Gilly5
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, this is much appreciated and will help potential visitors know to put aside some time when they come along. Thank you More 

Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't seen the quaker tapestries this is a must. Set in a historic building close to the river Kent and adjacent to the shopping centre this is an ideal place to spend a couple of hours more if you want lunch.

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Thank UkScore
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, you have set the scene beautifully and succinctly, you have a way with words. More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe on site. The salads with hummus and quiche were delicious. Highly recommend. The exhibition was enjoyable and informative. Definitely worth going to even if you do not have an interest in Quakerism.

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Thank Looney_mooney1
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Food plays such an important role in our visitor experience at the Quaker Tapestry, I'm glad you found it enjoyable and thanks again for your feedback. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Visited as part of a tour of The Lake District. The volunteer guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. We were first shown a video and then left to wander around. The guides were there to help if needed but did not intrude and showed a panel which had been worked by a Quaker group near to where we live in... More 

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Thank elona s
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is always good to hear feedback about our helpful volunteers and the facilities we offer. I am pleased to hear that your husband enjoyed it too - our partners are often reluctant to come along to our choice of museum so to hear that you both enjoyed the experience is lovely. More 

Warboys Cambridgeshire
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This embroidery done by hundreds of people should be regarded as worth as much to us as the Bayeux Tapestry. The workmanship is wonderful with only 6 different stitches used. It is well displayed with plentiful explanation on audio handsets. I loved all the animals depicted on many of the panels. Take about an hour to wander round and do... More 

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Thank L M W
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the exhibition and thank you for your review. The Friendship Quilt you mention is quite amazing - I imagine the good night sleep I would have if I stayed overnight in the museum.... don't think I'd be allowed to climb into the exhibit though! Bridget More 

Cumbria
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a shame - I used to love eating at the old vegetarian tea room. What's the reason for the change?

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Thank ShockingpinkCumbria
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

We needed more people like you to visit more often! Unfortunately the Quaker Tapestry couldn't make the all vegetarian cafe viable - even though the food and the staff were lovely. We have a new owner for the Museum cafe, now called the Courtyard Cafe. Ruth, the new owner, is running this as her own business and managing a wonderful... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This exhibition is well worth a visit. The embroidered panels are a delight and we marvelled at the exquisite workmanship needed to produce them. We have been more than once because it is not possible to take in everything in just one visit even when staying for a couple of hours. The courtyard cafe serves very good food in pleasant... More 

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Thank Jay267
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum and cafe. Thank you for your review. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was disappointed with this exhibition and felt that the entrance charges were a little steep for what it was. We are not Quakers but knew a little about this religion. I came away knowing nothing new. I enjoyed the part about the famous Quakers like Rowntree and Fry this took me back to school days when history lessons allowed... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a wet day in Kendal we picked up a leaflet about this attraction in the tourist Information Centre and spent over an hour gasping in wonder at the intricate work of the 77 embroidered panels telling the story of Quakerism. The story of how and why the embroidery was made is as fascinating as the story the panels tell.... More 

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Thank Barbara V
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have new volunteers every week at the exhibition and it sounds as if you came on one of their first training days so thank you for your patience with their till handling. Thank you for Gift Aiding too! Best wishes Bridget More 

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