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The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre

Friends Meeting House Stramongate | Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 722975
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Well worth a visit when in Kendal lots of local interest

An interesting place to visit Tapestries are lovely mainly telling the history of The Quakers but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter H
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Excellent exhibition

If you want to learn about the fascinating story about the Quakers and how they were formed this is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edith P
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Friends Meeting House Stramongate | Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit Tapestries are lovely mainly telling the history of The Quakers but also of Kendal. The Tapestries are changed so that it is worth visiting again after a while. When you buy an entry ticket you can extend it for a...More

Thank Peter H
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive and comprehensive helpful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn about the fascinating story about the Quakers and how they were formed this is the place to go. There are about 70 or so embroidered tapestries exhibited in beautiful surroundings, a very peaceful place. Leave plenty of time to study...More

Thank Edith P
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review. You are right you do need time to absorb the Tapestry - I hope you signed up to the annual pass with your ticket to gain free access for a full 12 months. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful tapestries created by thousands of people in many countries to form a harmonious collection illustrating Quaker history and thought. Who would have thought stitches in wool cloth would be so interesting!

Thank BillChadkirk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful tapesty informing of the struggle and history of Quakers. Informative and helpful female staff member.

Thank Susanne L
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your response to your visit this week. I'm sure our volunteer or staff member will appreciate the mention too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tapestry provides a fascinating insight into the history of Quakers and their impact on British life. We learnt about influential figures in the movement and it raised some thought provoking ideas. I also bought one of their lovely tapestry kits. It is quite hard...More

Thank vh1102
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. I am sorry to hear you found some difficulty in finding us - the brown signage and the one-way system around the town can be a little confusing the first time. I am pleased you persevered and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No-one visiting Kendal should miss out on a trip to see this tapestry- it is really amazing how much work has been put into it and the story is fascinating.

Thank David R
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I totally agree with you! Everyone within a day's train ride even! :-) Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So pleased to have finally seen the exhibition. It is so well done and one of those places to visit again and again.More

Thank MClareScott
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely expression to sum up your visit to the Quaker Tapestry - I do hope you signed up for the annual pass card with your admission ticket so that you can return again and again for free in the next 12 months! Thank...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Quaker tapestries tell the stories of times gone by and present day using their unique embroidery styles and stitches. Can't really comment on the Quaker religion but all I can say is they are all extremely helpful and friendly and will always welcome you.

Thank Beth040
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Times gone by and present day seems to sum this up very well - there is a wealth of social history within the exhibition and that belongs to us all - not just the Quakers. Thank you for visiting and for your lovely review.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must for us to take all our visitors to see. Fascinating Quaker history, unusual artefacts and some books for sale. The highlight though is the collection of Quaker history tapestries- a must see. Even children will enjoy these. There's a good coffee...More

Thank Cumpston
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks for your great review - you sound local due to your comment about "take all our visitors to see". I hope you picked up your annual pass card that entitles YOU to FREE ENTRY for 12 months from the date of purchase :) I...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Well that says it all really. It's a matter of personal choice of course but in my opinion it wasn't worth it. And not particularly interesting!

Thank andrew19412016
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback - it is good to know what you thought about your visit. I am sorry to hear that you thought your visit wasn't good value.

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