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Quaker Tapestry

| Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 722975
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The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition is the most amazing exhibition! The story of Quakerism stiched on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ulrike M
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Brilliant

We visited this as a family, and all of us were amazed at the exhibition. It gave a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon2512
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World famous attraction within the historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria. An award-winning, inspirational exhibition of embroidered panels telling stories of railways, revolutionary ideas and remarkable people. 350 years of social history, beautifully hand-crafted by 4,000 people from around the world. Facilities include, visitor audio guides in several languages, films, subsidiary displays, children's activities, garden, gift shop and cafe. Situated at Friends Meeting House in one of Kendal's finest Georgian buildings next to the River Kent. There is step-free access and a small visitor car park at the Stramongate entrance to the Meeting House. There is a Coach drop-off bay and bus station within 100 metres and Kendal train station within a five-minute walk.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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| Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition is the most amazing exhibition! The story of Quakerism stiched on hundreds of canvasses, colorful, explanatory and very often touching . The ladies there are very friendly and they een have a German version of the interesting film on the history...More

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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, it is much appreciated - our visitors give the best advice. You may be interested to know that there are actually 77 panels of embroidery and we have about 40 on show in Kendal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this as a family, and all of us were amazed at the exhibition. It gave a wonderful background to the Quaker movement and was absolutely enthralling. I can’t say enough to justify the excellence of the exhibitionMore

Thank Jon2512
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely response, and for visiting as a family. The words 'enthralling' and 'excellence' speak volumes! We do love to hear how our visitors have experienced their visit. I hope you come back again soon - it's difficult to take it all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you think this is all about needle work then think again. Just as the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the last successful invasion of England the Quaker Tapestry tells the history of the Quaker friends and their values in life. You will need...More

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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely 5-star review which is full of information for potential visitors - I would definitely visit after reading this. Many thanks, Bridget

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is everything you would expect from a Quaker exhibition: informative and inspiring. And a good coffee shop in the courtyard. Parking available if you are a bona fide visitor.

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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review - it says it all!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

These tapestries tell all sorts of stories of local history and are beautiful in themselves. The Quakers were involved in so much: Banking, shoes etc that it is interesting to read their influence on Kendal

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The needlework is stunning. The Quaker collective of panels from all over is part of their ethos of coming together in peace. The video prior to going in is interesting (can also see it on their website). Would very much recommend it (and the cafe...More

Thank OrpingtonSylvia
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We found our visit to the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition to be both enjoyable and informative. Like most non-Quakers I expect, we were completely ignorant about the movement, and in addition to viewing the exhibition we thoroughly enjoyed our chat with the lovely woman on the...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your review - it is good to know you enjoyed your experience and uncovered some major discoveries about the Quakers. I will pass on your lovely comments to the volunteers on duty in the exhibition. Best wishes Bridget

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibit will give non-Quakers the expansive history of the religious movement. Along with admission, there is an audio tour of some of the tapestries; those not covered by the audio guide will have printed material to inform and entertain the viewer. The...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

A must to see when visiting Kendal especially if you appreciate the craft of tapestry making, it is one of the finest I have ever seen

Thank Brian G
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. For anyone planning their trip to Kendal, the Quaker Tapestry Museum will be open again 12 February 2018 through to the 8 December.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Before my Wife and I visited this Exhibition, I had in the back of my mind that Quakerism was a form Christianity. And as someone with no Conventional Religious Allegiance I was expecting the Tapestry to be a form of Preaching, illustrated in the medium...More

Thank APCMann
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your interesting review, I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Our perceptions before visiting a museum can often be very different from the actual experience. I'm pleased you found it interesting.

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Response from Bridget G | Property representative |
Oh dear, I've just spotted your question.... I hope you found us! Quaker Tapestry Museum is very close to Kendal town centre. Just 2 minutes walk from the bus and 6 minutes walk from the train stations. Step-free access to... More
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