The visual impact and beauty of the award winning Quaker Tapestry Museum inspires all those who visit. Often compared with the Bayeux Tapestry, this masterpiece of storytelling is a celebration of life, people and events across the centuries. A myriad of stories are revealed from within the set of 77 captivating and colourful embroidery panels, (over 40 panels are on display at Kendal). Our informative audio guides narrate the stories with lots of added information about each panel.

As an accredited museum, we provide great insight into Quaker History by adding to, protecting, and presenting, an extensive collection of associated artefacts alongside the panels of embroidery. Around 500 articles of clothing, embroidery and other domestic items have been gifted to us by a wide range of donors, both Quaker and non-Quaker, from Cumbria and further afield.

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volunteering and sharing a story

Current Exhibitions

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.

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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…

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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…

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FREE entry for locals!

1st November 2017 – 9th December 2017

FREE entry for locals. Up to two adults free entry on production of your utility bill with an LA postcode. As usual accompanied under 16’s,…

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Quaker Tapestry Roadshow coming to your town?

16th November 2017 – 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…

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“If you do nothing else in Kendal visit this exhibition.

It is a wonderful lesson about Quaker beliefs and their achievements in many walks of life from banking, to business, to industry, science and their humanitarian work throughout the world.”

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