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New England Quilt Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A must see! You will not be disappointed. Would love to go back and see the quilts again... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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excellent museum and showcase for quilts.

I saw two shows, one of Japanese quilts, and one of a single woman show. Both were amazing. The... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Joanna A
Walpole, New Hampshire
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The New England Quilt Museum is a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts. Four to five exhibitions a year, classes, family activities, and historical lectures let you learn about this distinctive American art form. Located in the heart of...more
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18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 01852-1820
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

The museum is beautiful and the quilts on exhibit are wonderful but for the fact that there is lots of space there should be more to see. The gift shop has more space than the actual museum exhibition area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eliza-china
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

A must see! You will not be disappointed. Would love to go back and see the quilts again. Fabulous!!! Go before the show comes down. An intimate museum with a generous size quilt library. Friendly staff. Stocked shop with grab bags for $3-8. Fun. Pictured...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I saw two shows, one of Japanese quilts, and one of a single woman show. Both were amazing. The historic area is also interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Joanna A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I hadn't visited this museum in years, but there are so many changes it is worth making the trip more often. The current exhibitions, Quilted Canvas II and Beyond the Border Wall are not to be missed. The Quilted Canvas reminded me of the Quilt...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Wrote a review a few days ago, but looks like it "never took". Just had to make sure a review was written for the museum. Four friends went, two from Lowell and two from out of town. Okay, who would have thought that we would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Queensabode
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This museum is small but they had 2 exhibits when I was there and one was really good, the other was interesting and then they had one room that is a permeant collection display which was nice as well. They also have a staffed library...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed May 11, 2018

What an interesting place and such wonderful, colourful work on show. The main exhibit The Quilted Canvas was well set out and a mixture of contemporary and traditional quilts. The exhibit of Beyond the Border Wall, the migrant quilt project was very thought provoking, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Sue S
Reviewed May 8, 2018

They had two exhibits while visiting. One contained art quilts and one was a very moving exhibition of migrate quilting listing the names of people who died crossing the Mexican border into the states through the Arizona border. The museum is small and one can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jmj1128
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I had a fantastic time viewing the new show for contemporary art quilts by Susan Hoffman and Molly Upton (as well as another gorgeous show by a local quilter, and a few rooms of additional contemporary and traditional quilts). The staff was friendly and knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank simpletriskell
Reviewed April 1, 2018

WElcoming staff, there was fabric to buy and small momento items. The exibition of Japanese work , incredible.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Claire d
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from NoraB1774 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. The majority of visitors to the New England Quilt Museum stay about 60-75 minutes. That allows time for the galleries and Museum Store. Experienced quiltmakers, who enjoy time in the Museum... More
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
You can do the drive or take the train. When there you may also want to visit the Boott Cotton Mill Museum for a history of the fabric industry in Lowell.