United Kingdom Quilt Collections

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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.


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

See also: University of Leeds International Textiles Archive, http://ulita.leeds.ac.uk/wiki/mediawiki-1.10.1/index.php/Clothworkers_Digital_Archive


Cultures and Sports Glasgow Museums

National Museum of Scotland

Shetland Museum


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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