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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 (over 40 panels are on display at Kendal).

If you have the chance to visit our Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal you can also admire the Georgian Meeting House, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.


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What we Offer

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.

Opening Times

2019 Opening Dates: 4 March – 28 November
2019 Opening Times:
March: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 (10am) to 16:00 (4pm) last admission 15:00 (3pm)
April to October: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 (10am) to 17:00 (5pm) last admission 16:00 (4pm)
November: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 (10am) to 16:00 (4pm) last admission 15:00 (3pm)


Telephone: +44 (0)1539 722975

Email: [email protected]

Welcome to the Quaker Tapestry

Quaker Tapestry
Friends Meeting House
Cumbria, LA9 4BH
England, UK