Quaker Tapestry Museum, Exhibition and Cafe

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Quaker Tapestry Museum Friends Meeting House Stramongate

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'.

Further information

Opening Hours:

2015 Opening Times From February to 12 December, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 to 17.00 Last admissions 16.00 The Meeting House Cafe is open Mon to Sat All Year. See the website for more details


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

Travel directions:

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.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Conference facilities available
  • Bicycle park
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Facilities information:

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


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Equipment hire available
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Loan service

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