FAQs

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Is there an admission fee?

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Friends of the Museum can visit as many times per year for free while they are Friends. Click here if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of membership.

General admission prices are:

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors (62 & over): $11
  • Students: $5
  • Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by an adult
  • Group rates are available
  • Scheduled school groups are free
  • AAA members receive a discount

We participate in the Blue Star Museum Program

  • Active Military & their families receive free admission when you show your military ID
  • Program runs Memorial Day through Labor Day each year

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Where is the National Quilt Museum located?

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We are located in the heart of Historic Downtown Paducah, Kentucky, USA. Our address is 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

 

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What are your hours?

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Monday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm (central time)

Between March 1 and November 30, the Museum is also open Sunday, 1-5pm

The Museum is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day but open regular hours on all other holidays.

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Are you open year round?

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The National Quilt Museum is open to the public year-round.

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What about parking?

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The museum's parking lot, including handicap spots, is adjacent to the building. Additional parking is available on the street behind and in front of the building. A free municipal lot is across the street and an additional one is one block away. The museum is motor-coach friendly!

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I visited a few years ago, will I see the same quilts?

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With over 13,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Museum is the largest quilt and fiber art Museum in the world and one of the most popular attractions in Kentucky. Visitors enjoy three galleries of breathtaking fiber art made by some of the most talented artists in the world. The exhibits rotate frequently throughout the year so there is something new to see every time you come.

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What type of quilts will we see?

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We collect contemporary quilts (generally defined as quilts made after 1980), but you will see an impressive array of fiber art. The museum, which is committed to "Honoring Today's Quilter", has a collection of award-winning quilts ranging from non-representational compositions to intricate realistic scenes. The museum also hosts frequently changing exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts.

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Is the museum handicap accessible?

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The National Quilt Museum is all on one level and ADA compliant with wheelchair access to all galleries, restroom facilities and has automatic doors at the building entrance. If you require special accommodations, we recommend contacting the staff of the Museum prior to your visit. The Museum keeps four complimentary wheelchairs available to visitors. Large print material is available upon request.

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What else is at the museum?

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Art abounds at the museum - and it's not all about quilts! William and Meredith Schroeder dedicated the historical marker and bronze statues, "On the Trail of Discovery", by George Lundeen, on the Museum lawn. Our free lobby area showcases stained glass windows based on quilts and several other fine sculptures. A hand-carved wooden quilt is a lesson in how your eye can fool your brain! The museum also has a gift shop off of the lobby.

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Can I take photos in the galleries?

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Non-flash photography and video is permitted in the museum galleries for personal use only. For more information, please visit this page regarding our Photo Policy.

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What if I am a member of the press covering the museum?

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Professional media can request press credentials to film in the gallery. Please email Frank Bennett at fbennett@quiltmuseum.org in advance of your visit. For more information, please visit this page regarding our Photo Policy.

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