The international tapestry project and award winning visitor attraction has developed into an inspirational exhibition, museum and café . As well as the main Quaker Tapestry exhibition there are interesting temporary exhibits, activities, events, workshops and rooms available for hire.
The Quaker Tapestry is a masterpiece of storytelling, a celebration of life, people and events across the centuries. A myriad of stories are revealed from within the 77 captivating and colourful embroidery panels.
Full Steam Ahead Exhibition – a delightful, interactive display, featuring a working model railway, tells the story of Edward Pease, a Darlington Quaker and George Stephenson, an accomplished engineer, who shared a vision and built a railway.
Barrett Friendship Quilt Exhibition – this19th Century quilt is a major work of art with connections to the Victorian Art World, William Morris and Queen Victoria!
The Quaker Tapestry Museum – many of the important events in Quaker history have had an impact on British social history. Alongside the panels of embroidery the Exhibition Centre has an impressive collection of around 500 artefacts from the 1650s to the present day. Clothing, samplers, embroideries and a variety of other domestic items help to bring the Quaker Tapestry’s stories to life.