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The Quaker Tapestry, New Lanark

New Lanark Visitor Centre

Free entry

Some of Robert Owen’s partners were Quakers and in a perfect link, New Lanark are delighted to be displaying the Quaker Tapestry this summer. The tapestry tells of Quaker events and insights and is a celebration of the significant contribution these quiet, non-conformists have made to the modern world. Over 4,000 men, women and children in 15 countries ‘had a hand’ in the creation of the panels which form the tapestry.

This summer, New Lanark will be displaying 20 panels from the Quaker Tapestry. These include:

  • Conscientious Objection 
  • Oaths
  • Publishers of truth 
  • Schools
  • Children and young people 
  • Coalbrookdale
  • Merchants
  • Botanists 
  • True health
  • Industrial welfare 
  • John Bellers
  • Elizabeth Fry and the patchwork quilts 
  • Adult schools 
  • William Allen 
  • George Fox in Derby gaol 
  • Friends Ambulance Unit 
  • Penn and Pennsylvania 
  • Nantucket and Milford Haven
  • Peace embassies 

We will also be hosting a talk linked to the tapestry on Friday 28th August. Tapestry curator Bridget Guest will be discussing her experiences of working on the tapestry and inspiring groups throughout the country to create their own textile projects. Tickets for the talk are £4 and can be purchased by calling 01555 661345, emailing or online. Tickets include a glass of wine/refreshment and the chance to explore our current 'Homecoming' exhibition from 6,30pm, before the talk begins at 7.30pm.


Date and Time

Tuesday 11 - Saturday 29 August
10am - 5pm

Event categories

Arts and Culture
Archaeology and History
Wheelchair accessible
Suitable for children
Free event