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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

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Neighbourhood: Carnot - Gailleton
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Address: 34 Rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France (Formerly Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif)
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+33 4 78 38 42 00
10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.

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Excellent museum but only French text on exhibits.

We spent a very interesting morning in the museum. This is a must for all those interested in fabric and its history. There are exquisite fabric samples from the 1500 's up to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given Lyon's history with silk, this is a museum with a big story to tell. There are wonderful- incredible- pieces on display. The texts are all in French however; while this is not necessarily a problem they could be condensed a little or made more accessible. The Jacqard loom is interesting but lacks explanation of the innovation it brought. There's... More 

Thank irishuscouple
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Visit this museum and be amazed at the ancient tapestries that were woven on the most rudimentary looms. Even if you are not normally interested in fabrics you will be blown away by the intricate designs. The tapestries are literally paintings with yarn! There is just no way to describe the beauty of the tapestries in this museum. The museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Le Musée des Tissus and le Musée des Arts Décoratifs are situated in two separate buildings in the same site. A single ticket allows entry to both museums. On the day of my visit, there's an interesting exhibition in Le Musée des Tissus. However, the collections in the latter were rather mediocre. If you happen to have a Lyon City... More 

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Guildford, Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have given this museum 5/5 because my friend and I were deeply impressed by the designs and quality of the exhibits. However, I do acknowledge that even with our good knowledge of French we did not fully understand many of the labels. Consequently the experience (as another reviewer has commented) becomes more of an aesthetic pleasure and less of... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you like silks, fashion, materials, haute couture, then this is the museum for you. It is situated in two hotel particuliers and carries you back to the days when Lyon was a great silk manufacturing centre,

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

First of all a warning: if you don't read French your experience will be limited to an aesthetic one. The captions and explanations are in French only. Still, there are the textiles and, in the Decorative Arts Museum, the furniture and so on. The textiles are altogether gorgeous, and the history of weaving and the silk industry in Lyon is... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We spent a very interesting morning in the museum. This is a must for all those interested in fabric and its history. There are exquisite fabric samples from the 1500 's up to present day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We found this museum a pleasant surprise and learned alot about the silk industry in Lyon. Exhibits are quite extensive and can be easily viewed up close.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Not good on a hot day as there is no A/C. The lighting is dim and there are many stairs. The Decorative Arts museum was the more interesting of the two for variety of furnishings, clocks, porcelain but the Tissus museum did have a wonderful Tapestry room of Gobelin and Bruges tapestries. Nice rainy day visit in Lyon.

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Springville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The museum has a large number of different fabrics, mainly silks, on display. The beauty and artistry of these fabrics is absolutely stunning. The colors are so vibrant and luminous. I have been to many museums but have never seen an array of fabrics of such exquisite beauty anywhere. The only negative for me was that I was there on... More 

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