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    The museum will be closed tomorrow, Friday January 21 due to snow and ice. The museum may open later on Saturday, but we ask that you call 919-934-5830, and check if we are open. Thanks for understanding that our staff's safety in weather events is our first concern!


    The Ava Gardner Museum is open with regular operating hours. Come see our new look and explore our brand new exhibits featuring costumes from Ava Gardner’s five-decade career in film and television.

    If you are unable to travel to Smithfield, don’t worry because we have lots of ways you can engage with the Ava Gardner Museum online. We share interesting facts about Ava’s remarkable life and items from our vast collection on our social media, blog, and website. We also have new virtual offerings that bring the Museum to you at home including episodes of our virtual conversation series entitled Ava Chats and virtual exhibits which coincide with our physical exhibits.
    If you would like to support the Ava Gardner Museum and our mission of sharing Ava’s story with the world, consider shopping in our online gift shop or donating to the Museum. For the latest updates about our programs, special events, or other Museum news, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media. Thank you for your continued support!

    Did You Catch Ava on the PBS Show NC Weekend?

    If you missed it, be sure to watch the recent segment below...

    Museum Director Lynell Seabold and Host Deborah Holt Noel discuss Ava's life, career, loves, and the recent museum remodel. For the full episode - CLICK HERE.


    Ava Gardner "In the News"

    Monday, October 26, 2020 4:00 PM

    Ava Gardner continues to appear in newspaper and feature magazine articles, as well as, in books published around the world. The following links and PDF documents are gathered here for our fans'…


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