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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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Enjoyed and We're Not Quilters!

We enjoyed looking at the quilts in this museum, and we're not quilters! This place has some outstanding quilts on display! The guides that walked around the museum were very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dousman, Wisconsin
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking at the quilts in this museum, and we're not quilters! This place has some outstanding quilts on display! The guides that walked around the museum were very friendly and answered our questions about the various techniques used to create these works of art! They definitely are worth seeing. They also had a nice gift store and a... More 

Thank dnashcaeB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving north from Nashville, we saw a billboard for the Quilt Museum. We got there an hour before closing time, and there were no other visiters there. As a result, we got a full "private" VIP tour from the quilt ambassador on duty. WOW! He was Incredibly knowledgable about all the quilts, their makers, and what shows they had been... More 

Thank Dave B
West Dundee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety and exceptional quilts on display. Very educational staff. Even my husband, who has no interest in quilts was engaged

Thank Pam N
Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Especially if you're a quilter, this is a wonderful place to visit. The quilts are amazing and the docents are helpful. I loved the gift shop.

Thank szymanskimom
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Both inspiring and intimidating, the quilts in this museum ran the gamut of techniques, age, and style. We spent longer than we had anticipated wandering and admiring the beautiful fabrics, stitches, and workmanship. The staff in the exhibit halls provided a lot of information which enhanced our understanding and appreciation of what we were seeing.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were on a road trip, and stopped in Paducah for the night. We visited this museum because it was highly rated on TripAdvisor. It certainly deserves high ratings, with many quilts of intricate and interesting designs. This place is a must-see in Paducah.

Thank RickThePick
Pecs, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a unique exhibition. I forgot to count but there are at least 100 items. Not counting the many little quilts made by children. Photo is prohibitid. Story of the quilt and its maker is described next to every piece. There are interesting goods in the museum shop as well.

Thank George B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We where impressed by the fine detail the was shown in each quilt on display. Take your time to look at each quilt in great detail for it will show you the time honored art of quilting.

Thank 123456topman
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I am a quilter and enjoyed this well curated museum greatly. Surprisingly my husband even appreciated it. It is laid out very well and the quilts are truly works of art.

Thank Susan3181959
Collinsville, IL
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was very surprised at the caliber of the museum. I was not interested in going to it, but as the rest our foursome wanted to see it, I begrudgingly went. I am glad it did. The workmanship of the quilts was outstanding. The staff and docents were extremely knowledgeable and VERY friendly. Whoever started or funded the museum did... More 

Thank Mark1Rob

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