The National Quilt Museum is open to the public year-round:
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.
Experience the Art!
The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest quilting and fiber art in the world. In an average year we are visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide.
We are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kentucky. Our exhibits and programs have been recognized in dozens of national publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, and many more. The St. Louis Post Dispatch said the following about our museum, "It's not that different than going to the art museum in Chicago...It's all so unexpected.
Don't miss the Museum Shop! Fine crafted gifts from regional and national artists, including quilts as well as pottery, glass, wood and jewelry.
We have a large selection of Jim Shore collectables like his cats to the right.
The museum admission fees are listed below. Visits to the Museum Shop, lobby exhibits as well as the lobby's stained glass windows are available free of charge. Special rates are available for Group Tours and School Tours are free but need to be registered in advance. Photography and touching of the quilts is not permitted.
Seniors (60 & over)/$10
Children 12 & Under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.
Scheduled School Groups are free
Friends of the Museum
Friends of the Museum enjoy free admission.
Scheduled organized groups of 10 or more are $7. The museum offers guided tours to pre-registered groups. Please schedule your adult group or school group at least two weeks in advance.
Volunteers are in the galleries to answer questions about quilts, the museum and the region. Photography and touching of the quilts is not permitted. The galleries feature frequently changing exhibits of more than 150 new and antique quilts as well as quilts from the museum's collection