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Date(s) - 20/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gunnersbury Park and Museum

020 3961 0280

This free exhibition takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury Park Museum’s most remarkable items; a pieced and appliqued quilt created in around 1825 by a family in Acton, west London.

An outstanding piece of craftwork and significant to Britain’s history of quilting, the so called ‘Acton Top’ features contemporary figures in Regency dress, Biblical scenes, animals and plants. Comparing the Acton Top with other historic quilts from the museum collection, the exhibition investigates how quilting developed from the late 1780s to the 1850s and explores associated technological and social changes.  The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of talks and workshops.

Admission free.  Open Tuesday – Sunday


Telephone: 020 3961 0280


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T: 01395 233247