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Quaker Tapestry

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Best small museum ever

I do not make tapestries but this museum was laid out so well and was so inviting I came away... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Quaker tapestry was very good, the staff were really helpful and caring ; such hard work and so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do not make tapestries but this museum was laid out so well and was so inviting I came away enthused. There are videos, dial up commentaries , great explanation boards, things to do for kids, a lovely shop and the Garden Cafe is brilliant...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review - it says it all

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Quaker tapestry was very good, the staff were really helpful and caring ; such hard work and so intricate. The tapestries gave off a powerful message of hope and reconciliation . A super visit

Date of experience: July 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, good to know you had a good visit.

Reviewed August 12, 2019

This is a big room with panels from a 20th century tapestry by people worldwide depicting the history of the Quakers. Even if you are not a craft fan or religious, this is interesting. As well as the tapestry, there are other information panels about...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Next time you visit please do try the audio guide - it's free with your ticket price. The stories they tell are superb - we receive lots of good comments about the stories they tell and the way we've...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Amazing tapestries, all telling stories off a moment in time. Have spent many hours here and I always see something I’ve missed. The latest addition to the tapestries is the community project telling the story of Storm Desmond 2015.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Beth040
Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. The Flood Tapestry will be here on exhibition just until the 24th August and then it goes on its travels around Kendal. I'm glad you were able to see it.

Reviewed August 5, 2019

Was very pleasantly surprised by this visit. I thought that I knew something about Quaker's. How wrong I was. This was on par with the budist museum in Singapore. Was a lot more expensive than I thought it might be.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. To be up there - compared with an experience in Singapore is wonderful. I've been to, and much enjoyed, some of the lovely museums in Singapore. I hope you thought it worth the...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

The beautiful embroidered panels illustrate Quaker history and the positive changes Quakers have made to the whole world. It has made me want to start embroidery again

Date of experience: June 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased to hear that it has inspired you to take up the needle again. Happy embroidering!

Reviewed July 2, 2019

I didn't know what to expect when I first visited the Quaker Tapestry but I've been back several times since and taken visitors and guests with me too. The various tapestry panels were made quite recently but show the history and background of Quakerism using...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and for revisiting several times with friends and family. It is true - you can't possibly see it all in one visit.

Reviewed June 9, 2019

Went on a coach full of quakers from Chester and Liverpool area. The lady taking us through the exhibition was quite good in keeping our attention. Wonderful for those who wish or do needlework. An excellent time for those interested in history with an emphasis...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit - we love group visits and do our best to make all of our visitors feel welcome. I will make sure that our volunteers receive these lovely comments.

Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. An audio guide is available to explain some of the tapestries and the staff are super helpful and friendly. A must see in Kendal

Date of experience: May 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased to hear that the volunteers were friendly and helpful (they are our most valuable asset and very much appreciated).

Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

The tapestries are wonderful the work and attention to detail is excellent. There is also an audio guide to some of the tapestries which is very informative. I came away having learnt something. About when the Quakers started, famous industrialists who were Quakers some I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Bridget G, General Manager at Quaker Tapestry, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased to hear how useful you found your visit - and the guide book too :-)

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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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