The museum is currently closed.




The museum is temporarily closed to visitors as a public health precaution.
Visit GW's coronavirus website to learn about the university response.


Two visitors looking at kimonos in the gallery


Discover Washington and the World

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Located on GW's campus in downtown Washington, D.C., our museum celebrates the creative achievements of people here in our capital city and around the world. Explore our online resources on global textile art and local history while we are temporarily closed to visitors.



Closed today

The museum is temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

Visit GW's coronavirus website to learn about the university response.

Our Location

701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: +1 202-994-5200

Closest Metro Station: Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines)




Visit Us Virtually

While the museum is closed, we are offering virtual programs and other digital content that you can enjoy from home.


Detail of an Ottoman textile









Red Weaving

The Textile Museum Collection


Carp jumping out of water

Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection


Painting of Washington DC

Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection







Research & Resources

We can support your research and learning. Browse our digital resources on textile scholarship, creation, and care. You can also make an appointment to access our collections and libraries.


Four people looking at a textile