Fun for all ages, whatever the weather. The Quaker Tapestry Museum is a great place for children and family groups to visit.

We have activities to suit all children and family groups. Children will love the activities, interactive displays, films and stories. Our audio guides will add to their experience and understanding of the displays.

For the little ones there’s a whole world of dressing up, stories and floor toys. Our pre-school and junior activities dotted around the exhibition are perfect for keeping little hearts and minds busy.

The kids can even pick up a little souvenir from our affordable gift shop.

children and family

Great Value

Accompanied under 18s Go Free* and with your ticket you can gain an annual pass card to enjoy free admission to the exhibition all year round. You can come back again and again so it’s great value for money. *max 2 under 18s per full paying adult *with a small charge for additional under 18s 

We pride ourselves on welcoming families and encourage you to bring your little ones along, relax, and enjoy the experience.

Check out our great Adult and Toddler discount.

Tripadvisor review from one of our visitors:

“I found myself in Kendal recently with 2 young children to entertain and the weather was bad and by chance went past the tapestry museum and decided to pop in and I am so pleased that I did.

The staff were really friendly and made a real effort to interact with my 2-year old. The tapestries are stunning but from a family perspective the visit had much more. We played eye spy with the tapestries and a impressive quilt, there was a play afternoon tea set, designing shoes and chocolate colouring pages, shoes to try on, a basket of products to investigate, dressing up, soft toys, trains and cars to play with, toddler accessible stories around the museum at different points to do with the tapestries, and also a woman doing a tapestry who spoke to us about what she was doing and engaging my son in the process behind the pictures.

Despite initial instincts about taking young children to a tapestry museum we spent a fair few hours here and had a good time.”

“I liked learning about trains”

8 year old visitor