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Credits: Many thanks to Dorothy Osler, British author and textile consultant, for her assistance in populating this page.  
 
Credits: Many thanks to Dorothy Osler, British author and textile consultant, for her assistance in populating this page.  
  
= England =
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= England =
  
<big>'''[[American Museum in Britain]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[American Museum in Britain|American Museum in Britain]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Bath, England  
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*Located in Bath, England
*http://www.americanmuseum.org/
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*[http://www.americanmuseum.org/ http://www.americanmuseum.org/]
  
<big>'''[[Bankfield Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Bankfield Museum|Bankfield Museum]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Halifax, West Yorkshire  
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*Located in Halifax, West Yorkshire
*http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/bankfield-museum/whatwillIsee.html#subcontent
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*[http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/bankfield-museum/whatwillIsee.html#subcontent http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/bankfield-museum/whatwillIsee.html#subcontent]
  
<big>'''[[Beamish Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Beamish Museum|Beamish Museum]]'''</big>
  
*The North of England Open Air Museum  
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*The North of England Open Air Museum
*County Durham, England  
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*County Durham, England
*http://www.beamish.org.uk/Home.aspx
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*[http://www.beamish.org.uk/Home.aspx http://www.beamish.org.uk/Home.aspx]
  
<big>'''[[Bolton Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Bolton Museum|Bolton Museum]]'''</big>
  
*http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/  
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*[http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/ http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/]
*Large collection of Caddow quilts  
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*Large collection of Caddow quilts
 
*Located in the UK
 
*Located in the UK
  
<big>'''[[Bowes Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Bowes Museum|Bowes Museum]]'''</big>
  
*County Durham, England  
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*County Durham, England
*http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/
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*[http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/ http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/]
  
<big>'''[[The Castle Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[The Castle Museum|The Castle Museum]]'''</big>
  
*York  
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*York
*http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk?Page?ViewCollection.aspx?Collectionid=8
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*[http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk?Page?ViewCollection.aspx?Collectionid=8 http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk?Page?ViewCollection.aspx?Collectionid=8]
  
<big>'''[[Costume and Textile Study Centre]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Costume and Textile Study Centre|Costume and Textile Study Centre]]'''</big>
  
*Located at the Carrow House Study Centre, Norfolk  
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*Located at the Carrow House Study Centre, Norfolk
*http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?Document=210.10x1
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*[http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?Document=210.10x1 http://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/default.asp?Document=210.10x1]
  
<big>'''[[Gawthorpe Hall]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Gawthorpe Hall|Gawthorpe Hall]]'''</big>
  
 
*Burnley, Lancashire
 
*Burnley, Lancashire
  
<big>'''[[Hereford Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Hereford Museum and Art Gallery|Hereford Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>
  
*Hereford, Herefordshire  
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*Hereford, Herefordshire
*http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/2869.asp
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*[http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/2869.asp http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/leisure/museums-galleries/2869.asp]
  
<big>'''[[Leeds Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Leeds Museum and Art Gallery|Leeds Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Leeds  
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*Located in Leeds
*http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Home/Our_Collections/Costume_and_Textiles.aspx
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*[http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Home/Our_Collections/Costume_and_Textiles.aspx http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Home/Our_Collections/Costume_and_Textiles.aspx]
  
<big>'''[[Moat Park Heritage Center, Museums Trust Biggar]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Moat Park Heritage Center, Museums Trust Biggar|Moat Park Heritage Center, Museums Trust Biggar]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Biggar  
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*Located in Biggar
*http://www.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=moatpark
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*[http://www.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=moatpark http://www.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=moatpark]
  
<big>'''[[Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture|Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture]]'''</big>
  
*Located at Middlesex University  
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*Located at Middlesex University
*http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/collections_research/index.htm
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*[http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/collections_research/index.htm http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/collections_research/index.htm]
  
<big>'''[[Museum Sevenoaks]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Museum Sevenoaks|Museum Sevenoaks]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Sevenoaks  
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*Located in Sevenoaks
*http://www.culture24.org.uk/se000079
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*[http://www.culture24.org.uk/se000079 http://www.culture24.org.uk/se000079]
  
<big>'''[[New Brewery Arts]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[New Brewery Arts|New Brewery Arts]]'''</big>
  
*Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire  
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*Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
*http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/
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*[http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/ http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/]
  
<big>'''[[Quilt Museum and Gallery]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Quilt Museum and Gallery|Quilt Museum and Gallery]]'''</big>
  
*St. Anthony's Hall, York; opened in 2008  
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*St. Anthony's Hall, York; opened in 2008
*"Europe's first museum dedicated to quilt making and textile arts"  
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*"Europe's first museum dedicated to quilt making and textile arts"
*http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/
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*[http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/ http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/]
  
<big>'''[[Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery|Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery]]'''</big>
  
*Exeter, Devon  
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*Exeter, Devon
*http://www.rammuseum.prg.uk/Costume-and-textile
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*[http://www.rammuseum.prg.uk/Costume-and-textile http://www.rammuseum.prg.uk/Costume-and-textile]
  
<big>'''[[Somerset County Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Somerset County Museum|Somerset County Museum]]'''</big>
  
*Taunton, Somerset  
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*Taunton, Somerset
*http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/museums/Intro
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*[http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/museums/Intro http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/museums/Intro]
  
<big>'''[[Tullie House Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Tullie House Museum|Tullie House Museum]]'''</big>
  
*Carlisle, Cumbria  
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*Carlisle, Cumbria
*http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk
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*[http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk]
  
<big>'''[[Tyne & Wear Museums]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Tyne & Wear Museums|Tyne & Wear Museums]]'''</big>
  
*Newcastle/Gateshead/Sunderland  
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*Newcastle/Gateshead/Sunderland
*http://www.twmuseums.org.uk
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*[http://www.twmuseums.org.uk http://www.twmuseums.org.uk]
  
<big>'''[[Victoria & Albert Museum]]'''</big>  
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<big>'''[[Victoria & Albert Museum|Victoria & Albert Museum]]'''</big>
  
*Located in South Kensington  
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*Located in South Kensington
*http://www.vam.ac.uk/  
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*[http://www.vam.ac.uk/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/]
*See also the V &amp; A's [[Quilt of Quilts]] project, http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/
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*See also the V & A's [[Quilt of Quilts|Quilt of Quilts]] project, [http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/]
  
See also: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive, http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/wiki/mediawiki-1.10.1/index.php/Clothworkers_Digital_Archive  
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<big>'''York Museums Trust'''</big>
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*The Trust's collection of 22 quilts are online.  Most are from the early 19th century.
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*[http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/search/1/?limit=16&search_text=bedcover&Gs%5Boperator%5D=%3E%3D&Gs%5Bvalue%5D&Ge%5Boperator%5D=%3C%3D&Ge%5Bvalue%5D&FN]
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See also: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive, [http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/wiki/mediawiki-1.10.1/index.php/Clothworkers_Digital_Archive http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/wiki/mediawiki-1.10.1/index.php/Clothworkers_Digital_Archive]
  
 
= Scotland  =
 
= Scotland  =

Revision as of 11:09, 10 November 2014

If you know of other museums or historic houses in the UK with quilt collections, please help us by adding them to this Wiki! To contribute to this resource, please create an account on this Wiki. Once a QI staff person approves your account, you will be able login and edit the page.

N.B. Only those museums which are known to have collections of some significance (because of size or regional/cultural significance) have been included. Many UK museums and country houses will have textiles collections which include a small number of quilts. Even for those museums in this list, quilts rarely feature in the information on their websites or in their searchable databases.

Credits: Many thanks to Dorothy Osler, British author and textile consultant, for her assistance in populating this page.

England

American Museum in Britain

Bankfield Museum

Beamish Museum

Bolton Museum

Bowes Museum

The Castle Museum

Costume and Textile Study Centre

Gawthorpe Hall

  • Burnley, Lancashire

Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Leeds Museum and Art Gallery

Moat Park Heritage Center, Museums Trust Biggar

Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture

Museum Sevenoaks

New Brewery Arts

Quilt Museum and Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Somerset County Museum

Tullie House Museum

Tyne & Wear Museums

Victoria & Albert Museum

York Museums Trust

  • The Trust's collection of 22 quilts are online. Most are from the early 19th century.
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See also: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive, http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/wiki/mediawiki-1.10.1/index.php/Clothworkers_Digital_Archive

Scotland

Cultures and Sports Glasgow Museums

National Museum of Scotland

Shetland Museum

Wales

Ceredigion Museum

Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagan's

National Museum of Wales

National Wool Museum

The Quilt Association, Minerva Arts Centre

Welsh Quilt Center

Northern Ireland

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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