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The National Quilt Museum

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Address: 215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 12704428856
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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.

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Beautiful art

This museum celebrates the art of quilting with temporary and permanent exhibits. They are beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Becky H
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Tallahassee, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Quilt Museum offers a large variety of quilts that displays the artistic talents of women from around the world. If you visit be sure to see the wooden quilt that looks like it was made out of cloth. Amazing.

Thank dbmmock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum celebrates the art of quilting with temporary and permanent exhibits. They are beautiful.

Thank Becky H
Greeley, Colorado
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300 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Then I had to drag him OUT! The quilts in this beautifully appointed museum are stunning works of art. Whatever your preconceived ideas about "quits"…hit the delete button. The detail, artistry, and creativity are inspiring. This museum is a huge source of pride for Paducah and is a MUST DO when you are in the area. In fact, make this... More 

Thank EssGeeKay
Cadiz, Kentucky
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum that we are fortunate to have in our area. The volunteer docents are helpful and courteous. The staff are polite and friendly. There are many, many quilts on display to keep your interest even if you are not a quilter. They have a great gift shop with a large selection of books on quilting as well as other... More 

Thank Janet L
Irving, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful quilts and lots of inspiration as a fellow quilter. The staff was most informative and very friendlt.

Thank Suzanna F
Lexington, Nebraska
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well designed to do a beautiful job of displaying exquisite quilts from all over the world. Each quilt had an interesting synopsis about the creators, their techniques, and their inspiration plus biographical background. Both my husband and I enjoyed it. They change the displays every couple months so you can return and see something new. Your admission... More 

Thank NeCathy
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My last day in Paducah I went to the National Quilt Museum and was very impressed with the different quilts. Especially the quilts that were flags. I asked about some of the quilts as I was curious how they were done. As I understand it they first put the quilt together and then use some paint. I remember one that... More 

Thank Patricia S
Fenton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to come again to this museum. It was my third visit in a few years. I love looking at the beauty and the artisan work of the quilts. Definitely worth the time and money.

Thank peonyrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have always wanted to visit this museum, we had the chance, and found it extremely interesting. quite a few quilts of all ages and styles on display. have special displays that travel throughout the country, and pass thru this museum. tours available, gift shop.

Thank debra s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff could have been friendlier, but I was there to see the quilts anyway and they were beautiful. The museum is set up very nicely; did I mention the quilts were beautiful? They change them out every few months so I will be back again to see this wonderful art. Well worth the trip for anyone who is creative,... More 

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