Scottish Diaspora Tapestry arrives at Guelph Civic Museum

For a limited time only, 38 Canadian panels from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be on display at the Civic Museum. The installation includes panels dedicated to the City of Guelph and to Lt. Col. John McCrae.

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry was initiated in 2014 to engage communities around the globe in celebration of Scottish heritage and culture. The tapestry, in its entirety, is made up of over 300 embroidered panels, featuring the people and places that connect Scotland to its global diaspora. Artist Andrew Crummy created the outline for the linen panels, which were then embroidered by hundreds of stitchers in their own communities, using unique techniques and colours.

Visitors to the museum can view the Canadian panels from November 9 to November 28. Vaccination or proof of medical exemption is required to visit Museum sites. Information regarding admission, hours, and COVID-19 guidelines is available at

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. It is physically accessible.

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Posted by Dawn Owen on November 9, 2021