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The National Quilt Museum

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Address: 215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001-0714
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+1 270-442-8856
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that...

The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest fiber art in the world. In an average year, the museum is visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. Our exhibits rotate throughout the year so they will be different every time you visit. We are a four time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. If you enjoy art museum's you will love The National Quilt Museum.

Open 10am to 5pm M-Sa and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

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I was thankful that the Quilt Museum was open on Sunday. It was a great experience. I do wish there was more of a variety of styles. I'm a beginning intermediate, and I did not... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was thankful that the Quilt Museum was open on Sunday. It was a great experience. I do wish there was more of a variety of styles. I'm a beginning intermediate, and I did not feel represented, just overwhelmed.

Thank Meg S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many of the quilts in this museum are true works of art that can be enjoyed by quilters and non-quilters alike. Truly amazing!

Thank margaretwD3883WO
charlottesville va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was so impressed by this museum. Quilts as an art form and many different artists from around the globe on display.

Thank putnam205
Paducah, Ky
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are close to Paducah, The National Quilt Museum is a must see. The beautiful art is unbelievable.

Thank richardbD4176PF
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an absolutely​ amazing experience. There with my wife who quilts and just as an observer, you have to appreciate the time, talent and artwork that went into the making of these beautiful quilts. I understand why no cameras are allowed but sure would like to have those memories on film. If you even give a thought to going go,... More 

Thank Maggie13382
Cartersville, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quilting is a traditional women's handicraft that, like many such things, was made redundant by technology. This means that the people who still practice it are real artisans. If you want to see what quilters are capable of today, stop by and enjoy!

Thank Jonathan G
Carbon Hill, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's ok. I expected to see quilts like my grandmother used to make, but no, most of the quilts are machined in some fashion. Pretty, but not quilted like my grandmother used to make. IMHO, not worth the $11 admission. Go to a bar instead...

Thank MitchM2
Chicago, Il.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-see! Even my DH was surprised and interested in the lovely works of art in fabric and thread. All sorts, modern, antique, classic, abstract. No photos, but you can get up very close to appreciate the needlework and piecing skills. Just enchanting. Docents are available to give back ground on the artists and quilting techniques. Changing exhibits from visiting... More 

Thank follylover
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're thinking of skipping the quilt museum because you don't want to see a bunch of old quilts, re-think it. These quilts are art. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

Thank Kygirl56
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not a quilter, visiting this museum is so worth it. The quality and calibre of the quilts is absolutely amazing! If you are so lucky to be there when one of the quilters that made a quilt is there you will be even more amazed. You can visit every time you go through Paducah and there... More 

Thank travelingjoeann

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