Temporary lodgings are being sought for Kendal's Quaker Tapestry as its current home at Georgian Friends Meeting House as repairs are carried out on the building.
The building has been damaged by the harsh cumbrian weather. The Grade II listed building needs £25,000 worth of repairs.
The work leaves the centre without an exhibition space and without a homes for the tapestry.
"We've just finished a major textile conservation project to re-mount and frame every single one of the 77 tapestry panels.
"This means they are better protected and far more portable. More importantly, we are now well equipped to mount a temporary exhibition in venues around Kendal."
"Whilst we can display some of the panels in an adjacent room, the Friends Meeting Room, we need to find a temporary home for more of the embroidered panels. If we can find an empty town centre shop we can turn this disaster into something good by taking the panels to the people."