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The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

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Focused on art, history, and culture, the museum showcases The Textile Museum’s textile collections from around the globe and the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of artifacts that trace the founding and evolution of Washington, D.C.
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701 21st Street, NW, George Washington University Museum, Washington DC, DC 20052
Upper Northwest
+1 202-994-5200
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All reviews suggested donation on display gwu campus different cultures dc history three floors temporary exhibits great collection gift shop is art era admission objects basement
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Went for a quick visit. Was very nice. 3 floors of exhibits. There was a Norman Rockwell exhibis, lots of his paintings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 984jessicaz
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Two museums in one with an excellent gift shop. Admission free with a suggested $8 donation. Right now there is a must see exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings and Saturday Evening Post covers including his famous Four Freedoms paintings. It's wonderful. If you have time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed January 20, 2019

With the Smithsonian museums closed, visitors to DC may be wondering where to go. This small museum is work seeking out! Part of it is a room with the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, which gives a wonderful quick view of DC history. You have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Wonderful museum, be sure to go, worth every penny. So much history and artifacts, the audio tour is very helpful. Make sure to see Washington's Tent move.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Notlori
Reviewed October 10, 2018

It is actually the amalgam of two small, prestigious museums. Great collection of textiles from around the world and various changing special exhibits every few months. Excellent, fun gift shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I paid to participate in an event at George Washington University's Rafik B Hariri building and although the campus and building are both beautiful, they are not user friendly to new visitors. I had instructions to go to 37th & O streets. My uber driver...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice, small museum with beautiful things to see. A little out of the way; However, near a great restaurant famous for tater tots.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 92ncca
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I've visited this museum five or six times to see temporary exhibits. As a resident of DC I appreciate the lack of crowds and the opportunity to see a wide variety of interesting exhibits celebrating different cultures. I always feel like I learn a lot...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank KAS428
Reviewed January 29, 2018

It's taken us a while to visit the Textile Museum in its new digs on the George Washington University campus. The setting is dramatically different -- huge spaces with high ceilings rather than an old mansion -- but the collection remains intact. I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is a very small museum with beautiful exhibition space. It is definitely worth checking out if there is an exhibit that catches your eye. I found "SCRAPS - Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse" fascinating. Unfortunately, sound really carries over the three floors of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank GoBlueinColorado
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