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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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The craft of tapestry at its best

A must to see when visiting Kendal especially if you appreciate the craft of tapestry making, it is... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Brian G
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Food for thought

Before my Wife and I visited this Exhibition, I had in the back of my mind that Quakerism was a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
APCMann
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Friends Meeting House Stramongate | Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

A must to see when visiting Kendal especially if you appreciate the craft of tapestry making, it is one of the finest I have ever seen

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

Thank you for your lovely review. For anyone planning their trip to Kendal, the Quaker Tapestry Museum will be open again 12 February 2018 through to the 8 December.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Before my Wife and I visited this Exhibition, I had in the back of my mind that Quakerism was a form Christianity. And as someone with no Conventional Religious Allegiance I was expecting the Tapestry to be a form of Preaching, illustrated in the medium...More

Thank APCMann
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your interesting review, I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Our perceptions before visiting a museum can often be very different from the actual experience. I'm pleased you found it interesting.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife went looking for tapestry and crafts and was well satisfied with what she found and the help and information she was given. I was more interested in the Quaker's role in commerce and industry and met a very helpful guide who was able...More

Thank Pendock
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. I am pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your visit. Very often we find partners stay outside and let their enthusiastic other half indulge in their chosen museum without them - it's such a shame when we...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Small but extremely well organised and presented exhibition. Fasinating history of the Quaker movement through people and ideas. Amazing tapestry panels of this history beautifully designed and created by Quaker groups across the country over many years. Loved the personal and community aspect of this...More

Thank Sue J
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for your comments. I think the words surprising and inspiring are perfect for summing up the reaction from most of our visitors to the Quaker Tapestry.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We met friends for the day in Kendal and decided to call here on the way to lunch. The introductory video of the tapestries was very interesting, and there is a nice shop. However, for four seniors the cost of the visit would have been...More

Thank David H
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you decided not to visit due to the ticket price. Our visitor responses after their visit are very positive. Our perception of what we think we will see and experience are often very different...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing wrong with the place , easy to find, clean, maintained but not very exciting for children sorry , there is only so long they will look at tapestry sorry .More

Thank dawnmichelle16
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your review. I was sorry to hear that you thought there wasn't much on offer for children. That says to me that our children's activities were too hidden and you didn't discover them.... we have an activity bag full of activities to...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Lovely exhibition. Remarkable tapestry constructed worldwide brought together and exhibited to tell the story of the Quakers. Nice staff at the centre.

Thank louiseandmike2017
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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

Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 5 August 2017

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
Bridget G, General Manager at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

I just love this review - it is very typical of what our visitors say - the exhibition very often exceeds expectations. Thank you for your comments.

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