350 years of social history and Quaker stories are brought to life in more than 40 vibrant embroidered panels all housed within this architecturally stunning and original Georgian Meeting House.
Our unique and fascinating museum takes you on a journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world, exploring the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, the abolition of slavery, social reform, astronomy and ecology. Delight in the detail of the beautiful needlework and the craftsmanship involved in its creation. Made by over 4000 men, women and children from 15 countries, over 15 years, it’s a calm, serene and emotive experience for all. Audio guides are included in the entry price, enabling visitors to fully appreciate the stories behind these exquisite panels, plus we hold regular embroidery demonstrations and activities for children.
There is a lovely gift shop where you can purchase exclusive Quaker Tapestry embroidery kits and an array of beautiful items. The Garden Café serves brunch, lunch, hot & cold drinks and cake. Alternatively bring a picnic to enjoy in our Peace garden.
We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm (Last admission 4pm) Closed for lunch from 1- 1.30pm
We have reopened with your health and safety in mind in light of Coronavirus. Our staff are fully trained with the new COVID-19 safety procedures and they will be on hand to advise visitors. Hand sanitisers are stationed on entry to the building and museum. The Museum room is large with a double height ceiling. Please maintain social distance at all times and wear a face covering. Family Activities Boxes are clean and ready to play.
Book online today, We look forward to sharing the stories behind the stitches’