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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

34 rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 42 00
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A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“silk industry” (15 reviews)
“on display” (14 reviews)
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34 rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France
Carnot - Gailleton
+33 4 78 38 42 00
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

On one side is the museum for decorative arts and the other has fabrics reflecting the silk history of Lyon. Both are stunning. If you enjoy incredible craftsmanship, the decorative arts -- i.e., furniture is displayed and preserved in a period setting. Really lovely.

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is the city of silk and we were so much looking forward to visiting this museum. Located in two old palais however it seems to be a sleeping beauty which needs to be kissed awake! It is not enough to put beautiful old silks...More

Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Even without explanations in English the exhibited textiles and furniture were so interesting that I was enthralled. The delicacy of the silk work in particular was lovely. I would have liked to understand how the jacquard weavers translated into computers but I can look that...More

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Beautiful, even exquisite, displays but very frustrating that all texts are in French and no other language. They are missing an opportunity to explain to the world how these fabulous fabrics came about.

Thank sefaela
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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...More

Thank irishuscouple
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...More

1  Thank Barbara K
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...More

1  Thank Egon70
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...More

1  Thank Downswalker
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,

Thank Dominique B
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...More

1  Thank operalover939
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