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Quaker Tapestry

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A little known gem which should not be missed

The tapestry is an amazing concept and it has been so lovingly produced. I was enthralled by all... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
wonderlust684
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Amazing tapestries.

Amazing tapestries which tell many of life’s stories including the 2015 flood community Panels that... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Beth040
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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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...more
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| Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

The tapestry is an amazing concept and it has been so lovingly produced. I was enthralled by all aspects of this fascinating project.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wonderlust684
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Amazing tapestries which tell many of life’s stories including the 2015 flood community Panels that are still a work in progress. A lovely cafe on site for when you need to have a rest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth040
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your review. The 2015 Flood Tapestry - a Kendal community project, is still very much in production and we will continue to work on it during the new season 2019. The exhibition opens again 4th March 2019.

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Arrived here before getting the bus fascinating little place and well worth visiting. Loved the Quaker philosophy against austerity Britain. Need more people like these today!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TedGB_13
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review - I think we should use your title 'worth getting a later bus' within our marketing! I hope the later bus managed to get you to your destination on time.

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Fascinating tapestry giving a good picture of the work and active faith of Quakers from their early days in the seventeenth century to the present. Carefully made, by a range of groups and very thought-provoking . Clear information by each panel - there are more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary E
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Thank you for your positive review. It is so true - the Quaker Tapestry appeals to those from all faith and non. It needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I had wanted to see these tapestries for years, and was thrilled when I finally had the opportunity to go. The videos accompanying the video explain the background to the tapestries and to the origins of the Quakers. I love that lots of the tapestries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pinkie1990
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your review which is a joy to read - I will share your comments with the volunteers and the cafe staff too. I'm very glad you had the opportunity to visit and you obviously thought it well worth while.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

M and I had attempted to visit a few years ago but managed then to be in Kendal on a Sunday when the museum was closed. So we were keen to try again, and I was really pleased we saw it. The museum is within...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EH-in-York
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad you enjoyed the exhibition and managed to visit us again on a day we were open. The Courtyard Café is still in operation but closes earlier than the museum so if you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We went here on a rainy Kendall day without a real interest in tapestry thinking it would pass a half hour and spent two hours. Use the audio guide to get the most out of the visit and take the opportunity to visit the really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 299phild
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for taking time to review your visit. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience and stayed longer than expected. I will pass on your lovely comments to the Cafe staff. Many thanks, Bridget

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Embroidery workshop at Quaker Tapestry. Brilliant! As were the Quaker panels themselves, especially since we knew how to do the stitches by then.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 184vickic
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Those embroidered panels are a relatively recent initiative (starting in 1981), which shows that, yes, in our computer age, lots of people can still embroider and do it lovingly. Each panel is a testimony to a specific aspect of the life style, history and impact...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine P
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A series of exquisite wool embroideries depicting the history and beliefs of the Quakers. Be prepared to stand up for about two hours. Take the audio guide and watch the videos, they fit together very well.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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