Plan a Visit

Museum and Shop Hours

Monday: 11 AM–5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday–Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM
Friday: 11 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 1–5 PM
Closed on university holidays

The museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving and winter holidays: Thursday, November 23–Friday, November 24, 2017; Friday, December 22–Tuesday, December 26, 2017; and Friday, December 29, 2017–Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Admission

$8 suggested donation for non-members. Free for museum members, children, and current GW students, faculty, and staff.

Works on View

The museum presents rotating, thematic exhibitions that draw from its collections and loans from other institutions. You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the lower-level galleries

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Getting Here

The museum is located on GW's Foggy Bottom campus, 27 miles from Dulles International Airport, 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and 2.5 miles from Union Station.

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Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies Reading Room

Make an appointment to explore the Washingtoniana Collection.

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Arthur D. Jenkins Library

The library's 20,000-volume, multilingual collection offers artistic, cultural, historical, and technical information related to textiles, rugs, and costume.

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Group Visits

Advance reservations are required for groups of ten or more and for all tour buses. 

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Accessibility

The museum works with GW's Office of Disability Support Services to ensure its exhibitions, programs, and services are accessible to all audiences.

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In the Neighborhood

While the museum does not have a café on site, there are many dining options nearby. The following restaurants are located within a few blocks.

Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. (textile tour) and 2:45 p.m. (Washingtoniana tour).

On View

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads

Collector and former Textile Museum trustee Lloyd Cotsen challenged thirty-six leading fiber artists worldwide to create a dynamic three-dimensional work sized to fit within a standardized box.

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

"Scraps" presents the work of three designers who have pioneered creative approaches to recycling textiles: Luisa Cevese in Milan; Christina Kim in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo in Tokyo.

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Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried competition document the city’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists.

A Collector’s Vision: Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

A new selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures. Opens October 18.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.