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.

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

Visit the Quaker Tapestry Museum

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

The visual impact and beauty of the award winning Quaker Tapestry is inspirational. Often compared with the 11th  century Bayeux Tapestry, this modern masterpiece of…

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

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…

Quaker Business – Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

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

Sold Out! Spring Flowers – Half Day taster Workshop

1st April 2017

Spring is in the air, what better time to pick up your needle and thread to create a spring flowers sampler of Primroses and Violets….

Kendal Flood Tapestry Workshop – Quaker Tapestry, Kendal

1st April 2017

Quaker Tapestry are hosting a community workshop to create a Flood Tapestry. Community Workshop on Saturday 1st April 2017 (2pm – 4pm) here at Quaker Tapestry Museum,…

Kendal Flood Tapestry Workshop – Sandylands, Kendal

19th April 2017

Family Friendly Community Workshop to create a Flood Tapestry. Easter Holiday- Community Workshop on Wednesday 19th April 2017 (10am-12noon) at Sandylands Methodist Church, Sandylands Road, Kendal, Cumbria…

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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