Quaker Tapestry Museum, Exhibition and Cafe

Quaker Tapestry Museum, Exhibition and Cafe
Friends Meeting House
Stramongate
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4BH
England

Website

www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk

E-mail

information

info@quaker-tapestry.co.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

01539 722975

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The award-winning Quaker Tapestry is a masterpiece of storytelling and a celebration of life, revolutions, and remarkable people.... Often compared with the Bayeux Tapestry, this modern, internationally created exhibition, made by 4,000 people, reveals a myriad of stories within 77 captivating and colourful embroidery panels. The Tapestry has left a unique legacy to the world of embroidery - a new stitch - named the 'Quaker Stitch'.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Association or society

Opening hours

2014 Opening Times
From April to 13 December, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.00
Last admissions 16.00

The Meeting House Cafe is open Mon to Sat April to Dec and Mon to Fri from January to March: see the website for more details

Admission charges

Adult: £7.00
Adult with a toddler (0-4 years) £2.50
Children and students in full-time education: FREE
Group: £5.50 (pre-booked group of 10+ people)

Getting there

By train: Kendal station is 5 minutes walk from the Meeting House and Oxenholm The Lake District station is 3 miles out of Kendal. You can wait for a through train to Kendal station or take a taxi.
By Bus: Kendal bus station is 1 minute walk away from the Meeting House.
By road: from the M6 follow sign for Kendal onto the bypass then follow the yellow AA signs to our car park.
By cycle: Kendal is cycle friendly and we have a cycle store/parking in site. We also Support the Electric Cycle Network as a venue for charging you bike.

Additional info

Motorised scooter available for loan (from the Kendal & South Lakes shop mobility scheme)

77 panels of embroidery made by 4,000 men,women and children from 15 countries.
19th century Quaker costume.
Quaker related artefacts.

Collection details

Social History, Religion, Industry, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Quaker Tapestry
  • 19th century Quaker costume
  • Quaker artefacts
  • Quaker Tapestry
  • Narrative crewel embroidery
  • Crewel embroidery
  • embroidery
  • Crewel work
  • Community textile
  • Quaker Stitch
  • Quaker Bonnet
  • Social history
  • Story telling
  • Religious Society of Friends
  • Quakers
  • Civil War
  • Victorians
  • Scientists
  • Ecology
  • George Fox
  • Margaret Fell
  • Elizabeth Fry
  • Slave Trade
  • Abolition of slavery
  • World Family of Friends
  • Barrett Counterpane
  • Barrett Friendship Quilt
  • Early Railways
  • Quaker Schools
  • Meeting House
  • Meeting Houses Overseas
  • Meeting Houses in the Community
  • Prison reform
  • Textile art

Getting there

By train: Kendal station is 5 minutes walk from the Meeting House and Oxenholm The Lake District station is 3 miles out of Kendal. You can wait for a through train to Kendal station or take a taxi.
By Bus: Kendal bus station is 1 minute walk away from the Meeting House.
By road: from the M6 follow sign for Kendal onto the bypass then follow the yellow AA signs to our car park.
By cycle: Kendal is cycle friendly and we have a cycle store/parking in site. We also Support the Electric Cycle Network as a venue for charging you bike.

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