The American Museum of the House Cat

American Museum of the House Cat

The House Cat Museum is a collection of 30 years of everything dealing with the house cat. It started with a single picture and grew to a monumental collection. The museum is one of only two in the United States dedicated to the house cat.

The American Museum of the House Cat is now open, where you can see Dr. Harold Sims's 30+ year collection of all things relating to the House Cat. The collection includes: a real 300-30 B.C. Egyptian cat mummy, a petrified cat from the chimney in a demolished medieval house in England, Fine "picture art" going back to the late 1800's, modern art, folk art, rare advertising art, cat poster art, art glass cats made by the finest glass makers of the world, vintage and antique toy cats, many of which are automations from the 1890's, vintage advertising, where cats are used to sell items, advertising clocks and storefront or window display items, and more!

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Get Directions 4704 U.S. 441, Sylva, NC, United States
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Call Location 828-476-9376
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Located inside of the Old School Antique Mall. The $5 entry fee goes toward the Catman2 no-kill cat shelter.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 12PM-5PM
Closed Mondays

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  • GPS: N 35.31, W -83.26

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