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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“textile museum” (10 reviews)
“silk industry” (15 reviews)
“on display” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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 2 weeks ago

This museum composed of two separate city mansions consists of two parts: tissues and decorative arts. The tissue museum shows you silk cloths since the first manufactures until nowadays synthetic fabrics. The finest collection includes real treasures and some real costumes of XVII century. The...More

Thank Анна К
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing collection that would interest people of different ages. The collection covers the history of design and production as well as highlighting fashion and use. I loved wandering around on my own and left truly inspired.

Thank Margaret635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

karen loved this and i found it very interesting and worth the hour or two we spent there. some very interesting examples of Art and Fabric

Thank Errol M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, since Alton was once the silk capital of the world, I really expected a lot more. The collection is very limited and not that exciting to view. As much as I love textiles, I would pass. Thankfully it was a few blocks from my...More

Thank sandranazzal
Reviewed 6 September 2017

There are some amazing materials, beautiful embroidery, interesting history (brush up your French before you visit, it's a small specialist museum don't expect it to have the funds to cater for other languages, a bit like English museums...). A bit disappointed that there was not...More

Thank nathaliebeaminster
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very nice collection of fabrics made in Lyon, displayed in chronological order. The preparation of a new temporary exhibition prevents to visit the first floor and the contemporary collections. The entrance fee is therefore reduced and allows to visit the Arts decoratifs museum, ... If...More

Thank ceriseging
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Amazing Embroideries which Napoleon's mark,Wall of Antoinette’s room eutectic. Very interesting and Gorgeous craftsman works!!

Thank Dietcoker
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A truly fantastic museum if you are into textiles and decorative arts. The curatorial approach is handled with care but for non French speaking people there is NO English or other language descriptions or audio guides. A real pity! Also why forbid photography within the...More

Thank PugsleyJ
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My wife is an avid worker of fabric from embroidery to quilting and all things between than involve fabric so this should have been a highlight of our visit to Lyon, along with silk manufacture. We paid our, admittedly reduced, entrance fee of €7.50 but,...More

Thank KeithWW419
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Of the two museums housed here, the silk museum is the more interesting, in fact amazing. Such beautiful, beautiful things woven with a skill that is hard to imagine. Think of it: It there are six shades in a bird's wing, each one of those...More

Thank Travelinggirl785
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