Our staff are fully trained with the new COVID-19 safety procedures and they will be on hand to advise visitors. Hand sanitisers are stationed on entry to the building and museum. The Museum room is large with a double height ceiling. Please maintain social distance at all times and wear a face covering. 

350 years of social history and Quaker stories are brought to life in more than 40 vibrant embroidered panels, housed within this architecturally stunning and original Georgian Meeting House in the traditional Lakeland market town of Kendal.

Book online today, we look forward to sharing the stories behind the stitches’

Our unique and fascinating museum takes you on a journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world, exploring the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, the abolition of slavery, social reform, astronomy and ecology.

Delight in the detail of the beautiful needlework and the craftsmanship involved in its creation. Made by over 4000 men, women and children from 15 countries, over 15 years, it’s a calm, serene and emotive experience for all.

  • Audio guides are included in the entry price, enabling visitors to fully appreciate the stories behind these exquisite panels
  • Regular embroidery demonstrations allow you to see the stitches being created before your eyes
  • Activity boxes for families and children will keep everyone occupied
  • Purchase exclusive embroidery kits, cards and an array of beautiful items in our gift shop
  • The Garden Cafe serve up brunch, lunch, hot and cold drinks and cakes
  • Enjoy some time in our Peace garden, you can even bring a picnic

Book online today, we look forward to sharing the stories behind the stitches’

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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