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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is The National Quilt Museum Located?
A: In the heart of Historic Downtown Paducah; 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001

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Q: Is there an admission fee?
A: Friends of the Museum can visit as many times per year for free while they are Friends. Click here if you are interested in information about becoming a Friend of the Museum. For others the fees are:

  • Adults/$11
  • Seniors (60 & over)/$10
  • Students/$5
  • Children 12 & Under are free when accompanied by an adult
  • Group Rates are available
  • Scheduled School groups are free
  • There are discounts for AAA members also

We particpate in the Blue Star Museum Program

  • Active Military & Their Families
  • Free Admission when you Show Your Military ID
  • Program runs Memorial Day, May 28 through Labor Day, September 3rd

Q: What are your hours?
A: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (central time)
Between March 1 - November 30, the museum is also open Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
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.

Q: Are you open year round?
A: The National Quilt Museum is open to the public year-round.

Q: I visited a few years ago. Will I see the same quilts?
With over 27,000 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. In addition to the gallery exhibits, the Museum features a collection of stained glass window art and unique gift shop featuring regional artisan works.

Q: What about parking?
A: 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 motorcoach friendly!

Q: Is the Museum handicap accessible?
A: The National Quilt Museum is ADA compliant with wheel chair access to all galleries and restroom facilities. If there are special needs required, we recommend contacting the staff of the museum prior to your visit. The museum keeps 4 complimentary wheelchairs available to visitors. Large print material is available upon request.

Q: What type of quilts will we see?
A: We collect contemporary quilts. 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 quilt-making.

Q: What else is at the Museum?
A: 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 eyes can fool your brain!

Visit on a Wednesday, and get a special insight into quilting with the YO YO Club of Paducah. Visitors can watch and learn the tradition of hand quilting as these local ladies work on a quilt frame setup in the lobby.