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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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Jaw-droppingly beautiful fabrics - if you like that sort of thing

Well displayed and amazing selection of fabrics that I was fascinated by because it's one of my pet interests. It was frustrating to be there with my 8-year-old, she loved all of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Gemonio, Lombardia, Italy

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Gemonio, Lombardia, Italy
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well displayed and amazing selection of fabrics that I was fascinated by because it's one of my pet interests. It was frustrating to be there with my 8-year-old, she loved all of the displays (especially the clothing) but didn't have the patience to stay in any one place for long. My husband had also seen enough before I had but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main attractions regarding Lyon's artisanal and industrial past, this museum shows otherwise infrequently displayed tissues which will make you ghasp. The museum is large and well laid out includes recently added tapestries and entry to the museum of decorative arts (less impressive) within the same complex.

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Paris, France
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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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151 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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.

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Thank Wendy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Nepean, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 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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