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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

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Address: 34 rue de la Charite, 69002 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 33 04 78 38 42 00
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A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.

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This museum is housed in a beautiful museum. The exhibits are displayed well and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It was a good look at how important the textile industry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK USA

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Nepean, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

This is an overwhelming museum basically a monument to Lyon's historic silk industry. There is quite a shortage of English language signage. Some people seem to have been given portable tablet computers which may have given an English tour, but we weren't. In any case my knowledge of technical weaving terms in either language is weak enough that I probably... More 

Oklahoma City, OK USA
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341 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This museum is housed in a beautiful museum. The exhibits are displayed well and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It was a good look at how important the textile industry was and is to Lyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I visited this with my wife, just to keep her company but I was surprised. The fabrics and the exhibits were fascinating and I enjoyed it more than I expected. In comparison, I expected to enjoy the museum of decorative arts more, but I found most of the material on display heavy and uninspiring, not my style perhaps.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Particularly well curated history of fabric, especially silk, including silk-making in Lyon with many beautiful examples and costumes. It's not my area of interest but it held my attention well. The fabric museum is coupled with a great exhibition of the decorative arts laid out like a stately home.

Genoa, Italy
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278 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Obviously, this museum is meant to be visited only by French speaking tourists, as it makes no effort to provide the non-French speaking visitor with any information regarding the collection. They offer a small brochure in English, meant to entice visitors into coming and then provide nothing when you arrive and pay your 10 euros. The Musee des Tissus prides... More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum displays numerous types of fabrics that were produced by Lyon's textile industry for the rich and famous. Some of the fabrics are shown as costumes and some are displayed as art. The detail work in the fabric and the colors make this a very special place.

Hayward, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The textiles here are absolutely beautiful! If you love fabric - you will love this place. Be patient - none of the descriptions are in English. Great gift shop - lots of local silk products.

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was a bit reluctant to visit this museum since I'm no textile expert and the name put me off a bit. But in fact it's full of colour and very interesting and eye-catching. The attractive building also houses the museum of decorative arts. It was useful being able to read French.

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you like textiles this is a must. Really outstanding history of the silk industry in Lyon with fabulous textiles.

Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went because of proximity to our hotel, and the admission is included in Lyon Card. As previously posted, no english explanation means we miss half the fun. It would have been balanced by beautiful exhibits but I'm afraid it's not , at least to my untrained eyes. The value of Lyon card is fully realized here: so many museum... More 

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