Welcome to the Ava Gardner Museum!
The Ava Gardner Museum is open seven days a week, go to the Visit the Museum page for hours and admission information. 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!
To support the Ava Gardner Festival and Centennial Planning Committee - click here to download the Sponsorship Form!
Did You Catch Ava on the PBS Show NC Weekend?
If you missed it, be sure to watch the recent segment below...
Executive 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.