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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

34 rue de la Charite, 69002 Lyon, France (Carnot - Gailleton)
33 04 78 38 42 00
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Ranked #22 of 82 attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Art Museums
Description: A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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London
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380 reviews 380 reviews
133 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a game of two halves: there are two separate museums in this complex and one is much better than the other. The "tissus" part is magnificent and must be one of the best museums of its kind in the world. The "arts decoratifs" side was a bit drab and dull by comparison. As others have said, there is... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is sort of two museums, related in the sense of costumes and dress and fabric weaving, connected and with one entrance fee. A real "sleeper" of a tourist site, but a must if you are an opera fan because there is an entire section of actual opera costumes used by the Lyon Grand Opera within the last 25 years... More

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Reykjavik
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I enjoyed spending most of a rainy day studying the wonderful silks of Lyon, the history of the industry there and the theatrical costumes display. Then, as a bonus I met a very knowledgeable member of staff in the Arts Decorative building and went away all the wiser. Thanks!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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182 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The museum has two collections as the name suggests -- textiles and decorative arts -- which complement each other with East and West as their two benchmarks. And what a collection -- enough to inspire even the least creative amongst us, such as myself! The textiles include Coptic tapestries and vestments, Persian textiles, Byzantine and Islamic fabrics, Oriental carpets, etc... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Must see museums for anyone with an interest in history and beautiful antiques. The gift shop had way too many gorgeous cards and postcards, and I had to have them all.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are looking for a museum that is a bit different but very interesting then this is a place you should consider. Located in a lovely old building, the history and textiles are quite unexpected. Lovely gift shop, a good way to spend an hour or so.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I never thought I would appreciate textiles until I went to this museum. It was worth the price and time. Do not leave Lyon without going to this museum.

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7Oaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Having been to Lyon many times, we didnt think this museum would be worth a visit. How wrong we were. In the end we spent about two hours wandering around the pair of museums. The museums are quite old fashioned in their layout and their signage could do with some improvement. The Tissus museum is fairly specialised and possibly not... More

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Australia
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39 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We visited the museum in February 2014. As a fabricholic, this museum was on my 'must see' list. We loved the exhibition of excavated Coptic clothing, depicted by large and beautiful photos. That was incredible. On the day we went a musical ensemble was playing, so it made our visit really special. In the fabric part of the museum, my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

True joy to visit. Audio guide would have been so nice but not available. More frabric would have been nice.

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