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Maison des Canuts

10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 62 04
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You must join a demonstration of the weaving

This was definitely a highlight of our time in Lyon. The couple who manage the museum are... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
CKSage
,
Dublin
An easy way to understand the Silk history over Lyon

A small workshop with a store where we understood how important the silk was to Lyon history and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Pedro C
,
Caparica, Portugal
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During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on hand loom, the history of silk and the life of weavers. Guided tours are in French but we supply English information to follow the tour.2 guided tours a day at 11a.m and 3.30p.mOpen every day from 10a.m to 6p.m except on sunday and bank holidays
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“silk weaving” (12 reviews)
“silk items” (7 reviews)
“silk industry” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was definitely a highlight of our time in Lyon. The couple who manage the museum are passionate about silk weaving and its history, and it's a joy to listen to them enthuse. The museum itself is modest, but it is the talk and accompanying...More

Thank CKSage
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Dear Claire K, Thank you for your enthusiasm ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 4 October 2016

A small workshop with a store where we understood how important the silk was to Lyon history and how important still is. Small place with a workshop/guide tour visit (Ing/Spa/Fra/Ger) that unfortunately he did not catch the proper schedules. On the store/shop, you can find...More

Thank Pedro C
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Dear Pedro C, Thank you for your recommendation ! We are glad that ou enjoyed your visit ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 2 October 2016

A must for those who love silk and its history. Quick but all encompassing and interesting exhibit, as well as silk shop. Lovely owner and employees who kindly answered all sorts of questions as we did not do the guided visit, and owner stayed after...More

Thank MarieTips
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear MarieTips, Thank you for your pretty recommendation ! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit into our museum. All our team would like to thank you for your compliments ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We wandered over to the Maison des Canuts just in time for the tour and demonstration in English. The little museum is interesting but small, but the demonstration of the loom was really fascinating! I would definitely recommend as an insight into the history of...More

Thank Noelle M
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Noelle M, Thank you ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Could be more interesting. 2 rooms with some objects and little explanation. I got the feeling that they are there to attract in-store purchasesMore

Thank Frederica50
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Frederica50, It is true that we are a small museum. Actually, we are more a workshop than a museum. That's why we offer twice a day guided tours into our workshop to see a demonstration of weaving and explain all about the silk history....More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

We joined a tour which was mainly French-speaking, but the guide did his best to explain all the main points of the demonstration in English, so we learned a great deal of information. Watching the guide operate the loom, weaving the intricate patterns from memory...More

Thank CuriousTravellerYork
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Dear CuriousTravellerYork, Thank you for your recommendtin and advice for the English speakers ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Interesting visit of the museum explaining the history of the silk trade in Lyon and its importance in the development of the town. Nice display of antique equipment showing the fabric manufacturing. Nice shop with beautiful and tempting silk scarves and items.

Thank beyadenu
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Dear beyadenu, Thank you for your recommendation ! Reagrds, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon at 330 for a guided tour, which turned out to be a demonstration of the manual loom the weavers use. What an amazing process. A lecture of the brief history of the canuts and the revolts of the 1830s...More

Thank Chris Perez K
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Dear Chris Perez K, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit ! Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Really interesting visit to a museum with a difference - all about the silk trade in Lyon. Fascinating talk given to us by a lovely girl who was very cleverly using the old loom as she spoke. Easy to follow and she answered all our...More

Thank Susan S
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Dear Susan S, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Even if you aren't a textile person, you will enjoy seeing the demonstration of the working of a jacquard loom and the discussion of how Lyon became a silk capital if you take one of the tours. In addition, two large rooms include displays that...More

Thank lranewyorkparis
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Dear lranewyorkparis, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit ! Thank your for your recommendation, Regards, La Maison des Canuts

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST !! you better take a taxi but we are clodes on may 5 because it is bank holidays you can visit us on may 4 or 6 have a nice day
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