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**The Monastery is open 10am-4pm, Sun-Thu each week, with free entry, parking, café, gift shop & healing garden. All welcome!**

Print Pattern Archive Talk

The Monastery

december, 2023

This is a repeating event

mon04dec3:00 pm4:00 pmPrint Pattern Archive TalkExclusive access and talk with owner, Cheryl O’Meara3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Details

The Print Pattern Archive is an exceptional private collection of over 50,000 antique fabric swatches and wallpaper books spanning from the mid-18th century to the 1980s.

Visitors are mesmerised by the collection of handwoven, heritage, conversational, florals, geometrics, mid-century, bark cloths, scenic, heraldic, jacquards, damasks, foliage, novelty, ornate, chinoiserie, juvenile and baroque prints from all over the world. From Japanese silks to beautiful British florals, it’s a treasure trove of historical and global design inspiration.

The archive owner, Cheryl O’Meara, is a designer and talented master of aesthetics. Join her for an exploration of her archive.

  • This tour is £12
  • This tour takes place in the Print Pattern Archive and takes around 45 minutes
  • Tours take place on the first Monday of the month at 3:00pm
  • Recommended for adults and children aged 12+
  • Each tour has a capacity of 6
  • This event is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Just let us know if you will need wheelchair access and we will make sure that we can accommodate everyone

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Directions to the Monastery here.


(Monday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Monastery Manchester

89, Gorton Lane

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

1st july 2024 3:00 pm5th august 2024 3:00 pm2nd september 2024 3:00 pm7th october 2024 3:00 pm4th november 2024 3:00 pm2nd december 2024 3:00 pm