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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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Description: A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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If you like textiles this is a must. Really outstanding history of the silk industry in Lyon with fabulous textiles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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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.

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Hayward, California
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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.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

English language speakers will have a tough time with this pair of museums since all the labeling is in French. Nevertheless, it has a nice collection of Lyonnaise and other textiles, and some interesting furniture and decorative objects. We visited on a hot June day and suffered from lack of air conditioning in the building which must be bad for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unfortunately, more than half of the famous Textile museum was closed, so we only saw a bit of the collection. Dec arts rooms are nice, but overcrowded and lacking labels and intelligent data.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Enjoyed the collection here - some beautiful costumes to be seen from Lyon Opera etc and across courtyard was a building with a collection of furniture and collectibles.

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Rouen
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

In Lyon over Easter, I fortunately had a CityCard allowing free access to this dark, dull museum in a decrepit-looking building. Poorly lit. Overheated. Illegible explanations in the dim light. Collections may be good but really unfavourably presented. Photos not allowed. Though a fervent museum-goer, I gave up trying to read notices and fled after about 20 frustrating minutes.No register... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Unfortunately the museum was being refurbished when we visited, which meant that (a) it was less accessible and (b) some of the galleries were closed. Despite this we really enjoyed our visit. Staff were very helpful and there are some beautiful exhibits.

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