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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 #21 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.

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Lyon, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Musee de tissue , specialises, like the name implies, in fabrics. The city of Lyon is historically connected to the silk trade. The museum explores fabrics through the history of humankind. It is situated in a fine old building in the center of Lyon, which used to belong to the governor of Lyon. The subject matter might sound boring, but... More 

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Lyon, France
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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The 20 years of Opera costumes exhibit was installed here January 2014 and they anticipated it to be popular--so the end date was planned for September 2014…but lucky for me they extended the closing date to this January 2015! I am so glad I was able to see this magnificent collection of Art. The costumes are richly detailed and. of... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The museum is located in a magnificient building where used to live a Governor of Lyon in the 18th century. You visit the Museum of Arts Décoratifs as visiting an 18th century home. All the pieces of furniture, china collection, and objects are there in place just as if the people living in the house were still around. So many... More 

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Los Angeles
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Housed in a Hotel Particulier, this small jewel of a museum is a glance into the long-ago world of fabric and clothing of the highest-born. From brocades, velvet waistcoats, and gowns, to the collections of furniture and porcelains from the 16th-18th century, you will salivate at the beauty of the fashion and lifestyles of the time. Worth a visit!

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Landstuhl, Germany
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71 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We really enjoyed the costumes from the Opera. It was great to see the different costumes that the great opera characters have worn in the Lyon opera house. The tapestries are also very beautiful it would've been helpful to have the English translation but I forgot to pick it up. Museum of decorations was not our cup of tea. It... More 

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Houston, Texas
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59 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Used our Lyon City Card to gain entrance here. The opera costume exhibit was ending but the space it took up was huge, so we saw little of the permanent collection of textiles. Some of the Lyon silk examples were stunning, with complex colors, shadings and patterns. Enjoyed the textiles from around the world. The decorative arts furniture exhibit is... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As a textile specialist, I try to visit anything related to textiles while traveling. The musee des tissus is always mentioned when France is mentioned. The majority of the exhibits focuses on religious textiles. and the embroidery and gold thread couching are magnificent. There is one room dedicated to Asian textiles, and my favourite from the collection that was on... More 

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London
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133 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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