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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Opens in 5 min: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interesting - if you enjoy art, textiles, quilts

This was an interesting visit. The museum is not large but it was enjoyable on a warm Saturday... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Dalen K
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For textile lovers

The museum offers a variety of textile related exhibits that are usually of good quality, although... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Menlo Park, California
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
+1 408-971-0323
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

If we could give half-stars, I would have given this place three and a half. Like the previous reviewer, I was not thrilled to discover that there are actually no quilts on display at the moment. The facility is not large, and they seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum has a world famous collection of American and Californian quilts. But they aren’t on show and haven’t been for over a year. What is on view this week is cutting paper pieces, a feeble Installation by Frau Fiber (that attempts to preach the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

We were visiting San Jose and decided to tour the museum. We were overwhelmed by the emotional quilts displayed for the Guns: Loaded Conversations exhibit. The quilts were truly works of art. It's impossible to visit this museum and not gain a greater appreciation for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kimstamps
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting visit. The museum is not large but it was enjoyable on a warm Saturday afternoon. Beware - they close at 3pm in Saturday’s. We saw the Gun Violence and Social Justice exhibit. There were maybe 10 other people there with us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dalen K
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The museum offers a variety of textile related exhibits that are usually of good quality, although lately they seem to have drifted away from their focus on quilts.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

I've been wanting to come to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a couple of years, so was glad to finally cross it off my bucket list! It's a small museum that packs a lot of punch!! The exhibits are wonderful! My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife is an avid quilter and I thought this would be a great place for us to stop by. It was small and took very little time to go around. On of the exhibits which was circus types of displays all covered with quilts...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jacques1543
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Not a large museum, but mind bogeling. Loved the colors, textures, displays and how the colors of the walls compliment the beautiful quilts. Mostly modern, some traditional, all exceptional displays of workmanship, creativity and beauty. Must see when you are in San Jose.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sophiaperu
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The museum is tiny. The exhibit on display was minimal and not very interesting. Glad we only paid $8. Make sure you explore exactly what is on display before you go. It changes often so maybe there will be something more interesting and substantial for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NextstopNewZealand
Reviewed August 3, 2017

I have visited this museum twice and was so impressed with the exhibits both times. If I lived in the area I would be a member and visit every time there was a new exhibit! Lots of great dining in the area, easy to visit....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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