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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
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 61 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

host a machine JACQUART which used card pierced ,a kind of memory code in order to make complexe motives of brocart and damas brodery.You can buy silk products like a tie but is pretty much expensive.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This badly needs an upgrade. It is a museum of record, not very suitable for the visitor, especially those disabled (no elevators). We can read French well, but some of the terminology is, of course, rather specialised, and so the overall intelligibility is low. some of the matieral is fascinating, but badly let down by poor presentation. Because the lights... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

visited this museum yesterday and was very impressed with the range of fabrics and embroidery as well as clothing from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The craftsmanship and detail of the embroidery was amazing, then you move across to the decorative arts with fine china, furniture and a display of life in China in the 19th century... More 

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Address: 34 rue de la Charite, 69002 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 33 04 78 38 42 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton

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