Planning a Trip to the National Quilt Museum? Start Your Journey Here!

We look forward to seeing you in Paducah, KY, Quilt City, USA!  We want you to make the most of your trip to Paducah.  The tools on this page will help you plan your trip.

For information on National Quilt Museum current exhibits, click here.

To see museum online exhibits at Google Arts, click here.


Monday - Saturday
All year
10am - 5pm (last gallery admittance is at 4:30pm)
All year
1pm - 5pm

Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

NQM will be CLOSED on the first Monday - Friday of each new year for annual maintenance work and cleaning.


You can purchase your tickets at the front-desk when arriving at the museum.  It is not necessary to purchase tickets in advance.  


General Adult Admission $12
Seniors (62 and older) $11
Students $5
Under 12 Free with Adult



McCracken County residents have free admission every Monday.



No pets are allowed.  Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

No guns, knives or weapons are allowed on premises.

Pandemic Policies and Procedures:

Fully Vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks in the museum.

If you have questions about pandemic policies and procedures,
please contact the museum at 270-442-8856




National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001


The Museum is located about 5 miles from both exits 4 and 11 off of I-24


A few hours from five major cities:

Nashville 140 miles
St. Louis 170 miles
Memphis 180 miles
Louisville 220 miles
Chicago 370 miles
Free Parking: Parking at the museum is FREE. There are also several free parking lots in downtown Paducah within walking distance of the museum.

Experience Paducah:

The National Quilt Museum should only be the beginning of your Paducah experience. For information on other area attractions, restaurants, stores, and other things to do, visit



Galleries are fully wheelchair accessible and the museum has wheelchairs available for guest use. Non-flash photography and video is permitted in the museum galleries for personal use only. More info
Special rates are available for groups.
To book your group please contact Lonnie Peck at 270-442-8856 x209.
Visit the museum shop for one-of-a-kind artisan crafted gifts, plus exclusive apparel, jewelry, and more!


Current Exhibits

07octAll Day17janConfessions of a Textile Conservator

21octAll Day03janSay Your Piece curated by Stacey Watson

04novAll Day10jan'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Calendar of Events


21octAll Day02febNew Exhibition: Say Your Piece curated by Stacey Watson


21octAll Day02febNew Exhibition: Say Your Piece curated by Stacey Watson

01febAll DayBlock of the Month: New Pattern

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For questions, please call the museum at 270-442-8856 or fill out the form below.


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