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The Textile Museum in the George Washington University Museum
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials
Ranked #129 of 430 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Exhibits focus on the cloth-making process as well as on the role textiles play in various cultures.
Victoria, Canada
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84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Textile Museum Moving”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Went to visit the Textile Museum in Washington DC on the Easter Weekend 2013 and found it had very limited displays. The Museum is moving to George Washington University area in 2014 and in preparation all the exhibits were dismantled except a display on Ottoman fabrics. The gift shop and tea room, along with the garden remain open.

Visited March 2013
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boulder co
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A lovely site, but not much to see”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

The Textile Museum is undergoing major renovation, and there were only a few pieces in one small room under display. That having been said, the women who ran it were lovely, the bathroom was clean and charming, the mansion which houses the museum is in a beautiful location with a nice garden where you can enjoy the very acceptable and free coffee and cookies. It's a nice break from DC at Cherry Blossom time. I would like to see it again when the areas being renovated are reopened.

Visited March 2013
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USA
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Visit before the Oct 2013 move”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Excellent collection / well-selected & displayed exhibition set in a welcoming home. Collection strong in Asian weavings & fabrics. By donation. Gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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381 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Moving to a new location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

JMJ Unless Ottoman textiles is what you are looking for skip this museum. The home it is in now is beautiful but I'm sure this was not a good time for a visit. They plan to expand in a new location at the University they are affiliated with. Walking around some of Embassy Row is still interesting though.

Visited January 2013
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Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“rug lovers only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

you have to be a lover of bits of old cloth and old carpets and rugs from Istanbul and the Middle East, then this is your place. And if you have a lot of money for the gift shop you can buy some really pretty scarves $160 or silk bath robe ($1700) ... for us, family with teens, not very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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