We used the Lyon City Card and got free entry to Maison des Canuts. It was explained that the tour and demonstration was in French with some translation, but that the talk at the end was all in Fench.
There is a display/interpretive centre which is well set up with information on the history of silk and the industry in Lyon - there were boxes of cards containing English translations of the graphics which made everything easy to understand (I'm sorry, I didn't pay attention as to whether there are translations in other languages).
The demonstration of the looms and silk weaving techniques was fascinating. We did stay for the talk and managed to understand some of it thanks to my nearly-forgotten high school French.
Gorgeous silk items available to purchase should you wish.
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