77 panels, 15 years, 4,000 people, 15 countries - come on in!

Journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world: explore the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, astronomy, the abolition of slavery, social reform, and ecology; and delight in the detail of the stunning needlework and the craftsmanship involved in its creation.

The 77 vibrant embroidered panels were made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996 (over 40 panels are on display at Kendal).

If you have the chance to visit our Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal you can also admire the Georgian Meeting House, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.

Quaker Tapestry Roadshow coming to your town?

1st January 2018 – 8th December 2018

We are busy planning our next Quaker Tapestry Roadshow or Touring Exhibition for 2018 and beyond. We publish these events when we have all the…

Quaker Business – Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

28th February 2018 – 9th December 2018

With interactive displays, films, guides and children’s activities there’s something for all ages.

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

28th February 2018 – 8th December 2018

This 19th Century friendship quilt is a major work of art with connections to the Victorian Art World, William Morris and Queen Victoria herself! Come…

Garden Shed Embroidery Workshop

28th July 2018

Garden Shed Embroidery Workshop 10am-3pm £60 A special space situated in the lap of nature – perhaps along a barely visible path amid an array…

Heritage Open Days. Talk and Tour. Friday 7th September, 2pm

7th September 2018

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. We are very proud of…

FREE Lacemaking Demonstration

8th September 2018

Saturday 8th of September is National Lacemaking Day. We are thrilled to be having a lacemaking demonstration of this intricate and ancient textile art. Christine…

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“We were entranced not only by the Tapestry panels and the social history on display but also by the ambience of the Meeting House, the interpretation and information made available to us. It is a very good memory for us.”

Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Gardening Club