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Quaker Tapestry Museum

Groups can rely on a warm welcome at one of Cumbria's smallest museums - the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal.


It's home to one of the world's largest international embroideries.   Made by over 4000 men, women and children from 15 countries, it tells of 350 years of   social history through 77 modern embroideries. Each shares stories of Quakers who made history with their deeds of discovery and daring.


World traveller and writer Alexander McCall Smith, says the Quaker Tapestry is one of the 'six best tapestries' to see in the world.


Museum Manager Bridget Guest says: "Forty are permanently on display in our group-friendly museum, alongside other   exhibitions. And some have travelled to more than 180 UK, European and American   venues.   The museum is a registered charity, an Accredited Arts Council Museum, and a Red Rose Visit England Attraction.   "Our Covid-19 compliant measures make everyone feel confident about coming," says Bridget.


Groups of 15 - 20 people are welcome, by arrangement. There are audio guides, interactive displays and films, a gift shop and onsite café   People can find out more by visiting the group visits section of the website -

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