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Address: 10-12 rue d'Ivry | 10-12 Rue d'Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 62 04
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard...

During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on hand loom, the history of silk and the life of weavers. Guided tours are in French but we supply English information to follow the tour.2 guided tours a day at 11a.m and 3.30p.mOpen every day from 10a.m to 6p.m except on sunday and bank holidays

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silk and work

A very small museum showing tourists how silk was used Lyon being the capital of the silk industry. Huge Jacquard loom!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
rowl2112
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Lyon, France

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure if "museum" is the right definition of this wonderful place, but do not miss it. It is basically an enormously well guided, explained and demonstrated lesson, in one room, mind you, about silk and silk weaving in Lyon, and two other rooms without guide. And a shop! It was very educational indeed, the guide spoke English,... More 

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Thank Calle A
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Dear Call A, Thank you for your recommandation. We are delighted that you liked the tour. Look forward to see you again, La Maison des Canuts More 

Lyon, France
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111 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very small museum showing tourists how silk was used Lyon being the capital of the silk industry. Huge Jacquard loom!!!

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Thank rowl2112
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommandation, La Maison des Canuts More 

Ketley, Telford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly wonderful experience. The history is alive! How amazing to see fine jacquard silk being woven in front of you. Such intricate detail with gazillions of threads - astounding and the colours so vibrant.

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Thank Susie M
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. La Maison des Canuts More 

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

We stopped in here because I was looking for the history associated with the silk industry that I had remember visiting (in the Musee des Tissus) There are a few things but it feels pieced together -- where is all of the history of the silk manufacturing????

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Thank Chats2092
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. It’s true that we are a small museum and so we can't talk about everything. Actually we are more a workshop. That’s why we invite you and all the visitors to join our guided tours where we open the workshop and do a demonstration on the Jacquard hand loom. During the guided tours, we also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We didn't do a guided tour but found the English "cards" that gave us an insight into the silk industry in Lyon. The museum was small, with only a few exhibits including the scales, the looms, and a small selection of silk items for sale. No more than an hour would be required. The museum is however free and there... More 

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Thank Julie E
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. It’s true that we are a small museum but actually we are more a workshop. That’s why we invite you and all the visitors to join our guided tours where we open the workshop and do a demonstration on the Jacquard hand loom. Sincerely, La Maison des Canuts More 

Saviese, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent guided tour explaining all about this vital industry of Lyon, its history and the people involved in this production. Lovely gift shop to find beautiful gifts or silk products to take home.

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Thank filoufilou14
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommandation :) Sincerely, La Maison des Canuts More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It consists of only two rooms of things you've probably seen in some other museum. It is just some 10 silk weaving machines. Thankfully they have some cards in English as opposed to the most Lyon museums. You need max 10mins here...

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VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. The principle of Maison des Canuts consists of a guided tour that lasts one hour and during which we accompany visitors in the weaving workshop where they can follow a demonstration on a Jacquard hand loom. The guides tours are from mondau to saturday, at 11a.m et 3.30p.m. Sincerely, More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This small museum tells the story of the silk workers and demonstrates the jacquard loom. Of course, there are many silk items for sale. Well worth the small entry fee for a short visit of an hour or so. The area around the Maison des Canuts is delightful with many independent shops selling interesting items.

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place gives you a better appreciation for how important the silk industry is in Lyon as well as its historical role in the development and growth of the city.

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Thank SoonerSteve
UK
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162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The tour was well organised and the guide spoke excellent English. The history of the Canuts was noy known by any of our group and everyone enjoyed this

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