The National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum, Paducah: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The National Quilt Museum Reviews: 5/5

The National Quilt Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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. The museum is an eight-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner and a two time TripAdvisor Hall of Fame winner. If you enjoy art museum's you will love The National Quilt Museum.
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1-2 hours
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MSO70
Franklin, TN996 contributions
National Quilt Museum is a "MUST SEE" in Paducah, KY
May 2021
I am a person who does not quilt and I absolutely loved the museum. We spent about an hour going from room to room. It is a must see in Paducah, KY.
Written June 21, 2021
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO787 contributions
Impressive, but could have been even better- so close!
Jun 2021
9So, let me be clear. This is an excellent museum, with lots of beautiful quilts on display. I highly recommend going. However, I do feel this could be a world-class museum with the addition of 2 additional features. First, as it stands, this museum is Heaven for quilters. However, I feel it needs to also appeal to those NOT especially into quilts as well. Many of us do not know what goes into quilting, the art and the science involved. This is not portrayed at the museum. I do not know what a Baltimore block is, and I still do not really know, though apparently it is a theme widely used since the mid-1800's and developed in Baltimore? Anyone visiting this museum should be able to know more than that, and I did read the signage. I'd suggest a video portraying the process of quilting, using actual quilters in possible. In addition, this museum does NOT always display older quilts. Most of the collection dates back 40 years or less. The history of quilting (including Baltimore blocks, Amish quilts, etc) should be portrayed in my opinion. Some of this could be done virtually. I am aware the museum does have a virtual collection available online, but I'd have liked to see visitors have easy virtual access to the entire collection on-site. In closing, DEFINITELY worth a visit, but this could become the "World Class International Quilt Museum" with a little work.
Written June 13, 2021
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william b
Lacey, WA187 contributions
Quilts - The Best of the Best
May 2021
If you are looking for old quilts of hundred or more years old, this is not the place to go. BUT, if you want to see some wonderful quilts made in ways I've not seen before then you must visit this museum. Lots to see. When you are done with the museum there are other things to do in the area.
Written June 8, 2021
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Shirley R
Lemoore, CA328 contributions
Not to be missed
May 2021
Outstanding display of various quilts and quilting techniques. Displays beautifully hung..interesting subjects. Great variety.
Written June 4, 2021
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Shirley R
Lemoore, CA328 contributions
Fantastic!
May 2021
What can I say? Fabulous! The display changes often so if I lived in the area I would make an effort to go often. Quilts are phenomenal...beautiful,...there is even a quilt made out of wood! Not to be missed if you are a quilter.
Written June 4, 2021
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KayDoty
2 contributions
Not a museum, an art gallery
May 2021 • Solo
Very disapointing.. I was looking for a quit museum, this is not. It is an art gallery. If you are looking for quilt inspiration, go somewhere else.
Written May 17, 2021
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etobia
Corning, NY61 contributions
What a thrill!
May 2021
Traveled NYS to Texas with stops at a few overnights. Unbeknownst to my husband and I we were near The National Quilt Museum! I have wanted to tour this place for years and have been envious of my cyber friends who have. Well now I can say Yes! I went to Paducah and toured the museum. It took about an hour to go through the 3 exhibit areas. The works on display were interesting, some remarkable and others that hit you in the gut for design and depth of artist’s message. I would have liked to have had the venue about 4xs larger than the space allowed for three exhibits, and more items displayed. Yes my heart went pitter patter as we walked through these beauties. Definitely worth 12$ admission.
Written May 7, 2021
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john P
Chicago, IL232 contributions
Great Museum
Apr 2021
All six of us visiting from varied parts of the US really enjoyed the Quilt Museum. None of us were quilters.
Unique. Terrific quilts.
Highly recommended,
Written April 30, 2021
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florida go
4 contributions
Great
Apr 2021 • Couples
The exhibit was very thought provoking. Enjoyed the visit. Staff were very welcoming and warm. Easy to find and parking close to building. Nice gift shop.
Written April 29, 2021
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chuck k
Madison, WI194 contributions
Extraordinary Works of Art
Mar 2021
This museum is fabulous. I'm a guy and not a quilter but the quilts on display were incredible. They had about 75 on display and so many of them were simply works of art. Highly recommended for both quilters and non quilters alike.
Written March 23, 2021
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The National Quilt Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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