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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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Paris, France
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A museum with a large number of very interesting pieces, mostly in silks as Lyon used to be a European capital of Silk dress desing. Very nice to look at, but seriously lacking in any sort of information about the pieces. The only thing you get is a counple of paragraphs on the history of Lyon's silk industry and the... More 

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Samoens, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's been years since I've been here and either I remembered it differently or it's changed greatly -- either way I was expecting many more of the beautiful fabrics that I remembered and much more about the history of the silk that makes Lyon famous. The Arts Decoratif side was "nice" yet I found myself wanting far more fabrics and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a short walk from the main square in Lyon. There is a shop at the entrance selling a variety of interesting items at a range of prices. The museum itself, which is entered through a pretty courtyard, contains countless items of artistic and historical interest. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it, but my husband opted out.

Thank Wendy M
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was my wife's must see in Lyon. She is a quilter and the fabric exhibits were right up her alley. I must say it was very interesting, especially marveling at how the fabrics were made so long ago. I found the decorative arts section more interesting, but what do I know, I was along for company.

1 Thank Don W
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful clothes. Disappointing that there was little translation into other languages for foreign visitors

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We went through this museum and could understand some of it, but all of the descriptors were in French. We were trying to piece together the few words we knew. We could see that we were looking at "fabric from Marie Antoinette's bed chamber in Versailles" for example. But we had no clue for some of the less famous pieces.

1 Thank 1Jodie23
Nepean, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank Northern_Tourist
Oklahoma City, OK USA
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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.

1 Thank Ian P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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