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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
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new england quilt museum photoSince the New England Quilt Museum opened its doors in 1987, it has worked to present the finest examples of traditional and contemporary quilts.

The museum collection today includes over 300 antique and contemporary quilts and tops, plus numerous related textile and sewing items, representing the history of American quiltmaking.

The permanent collection ranges from whole cloth quilts made in the late 18th century to contemporary quilts made by highly regarded art quilters. A selection of quilts from the permanent collection is always on display in the Donahue Permanent Collection Gallery, in study storage, and in period rooms.

For Kids & Families
A “scavenger hunt” for school aged children is available at the admission desk. Children learn about the different techniques of quilting while exploring quilts in the featured exhibit and in the permanent collection. They record their favorite shapes and quilt patterns to design a quilt of their own.

Programs are also available for home-schooled students and scouts.

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Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4
From May through October, also open Sunday, 12-4.

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$7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students. Museum members are admitted free. Two-for-one discount for WGBH, Yankee Advantage & AAA members.



18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA, 01852 map
Phone: 978-452-4207


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