American Museum of the House Cat

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American Museum of the House Cat


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  • Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm


  • 4704 U.S. 441

    Sylva,   NC   28779


The American Museum of the House Cat is now open, where you can see Dr. Harold Sims' 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 1800s, 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 1890s, vintage advertising, where cats are used to sell items, advertising clocks and storefront or window display items, and more! The museum is one of only two in the United States dedicated to the house cat.

Located inside the Old School Antique Mall.

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4704 U.S. 441
Sylva NC 28779


Latitude: 35° 19' 8.4282" / Longitude: -83° 15' 46.3638"

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