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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
+1 408-971-0323
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Worth the visit for art lovers

We were visiting San Jose and decided to tour the museum. We were overwhelmed by the emotional... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kimstamps
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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 6 days ago
Dalen K
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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+1 408-971-0323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Dalen K
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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.

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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

Thank LisaandRod93013
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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

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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.

Thank sophiaperu
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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

Thank NextstopNewZealand
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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

Thank LuanaRubin
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

That which is on display is worth seeing, however, emphasis is on large works of modern design. Better use of the intramural space could have been made by use of display boards for a variety of smaller works. During my visit there were no historic...More

Thank emanuelama2014
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Quilting and textiles aren't well appreciated by everyone....but for those of you that do, this is a GREAT place. In fact, the museum gets a 4 rating from me based on other places I've seen. But I actually rated this a 3 as a "general"...More

Thank Kari D
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