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.

Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

1st July 2016 – 10th December 2016

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

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

9th July 2016 – 10th December 2016

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

Quaker Tapestry Panels

12th July 2016 – 10th December 2016

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…

Flood Project – Information Session

12th December 2016

Were you affected by last year’s Kendal floods? If so we need your help to create a stitched story – a wall hanging. Anyone can…

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 flower sampler. (This photo shows a…

Cup Cakes – One Day Workshop

6th May 2017

No need to switch the oven on to whip up these tasty looking cupcakes. Using a fun coloured palate you will spend the full day…

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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