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Maison des Canuts

10-12 rue d'Ivry | 10-12 Rue d'Ivry, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Ranked #30 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Campinas, SP
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This museum is not very known, and was recommended to us by a friend that lives in Lyon. It was an unique experience: the tell the history of silk, clothes fabrication, design of old pieces of decoration in tissue. A unique one! The only drawback is that most of the explanations are given in french. Could not understand most of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
44 attraction reviews
578 helpful votes 578 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We thought that this silk weaving museum would be interesting -- but it wasn't really. They could have done so much more.

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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

More of a silk industry promotion but does contain a number of small interesting historical exhibits on relating to the Lyon silk industry.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

At first glance this is a small family run museum, but what brings the experience alive are the Husband and wife owners who really make it worthwhile. Make sure you book a tour before hand, and ask to see some live weaving in their workshop. They truly know the history of the weaving in France, as well as the politics... More

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Lexington, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Anyone interested in the history of textiles (or the applications of punched cards) should visit this place. Knowledge of spoken French is a huge plus. We were warned before we purchased tickets that it was a group tour and only brief summaries would be possible in English. There was a one page fact sheet in English that they let us... More

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orlando fl
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

the short guided visit took us to a workshop where the silk weaving process was demonstrated. we then saw a slide presentation. the guide was very informative. afterwards we went on a walking tour of the traboule of the croix rousse. the guide, mr. luc did a great job. to be recommended.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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100 reviews 100 reviews
13 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lyon has once had a huge silk industry but sadly all that remains is this so-called museum which is just two rooms with no information or tours in English and a handful of overpriced silk items for sale. Does not qualify as a museum or must-see in Lyon. Needs somebody with drive, creativity and marketing ambition to make this something... More

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Some in our group started talking with the owners, and although there was no demonstration for another hour, they kindly invited us to have a free tour for our group. It was truly amazing, it was easy to see how this is the first programs. The place even has a compiler. So worth it. But you have to take the... More

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191 reviews 191 reviews
56 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The exhibition is not big and you have to schedule in a guided tour to get the most out of it. Especially interesting for people interested in silk. They have a good shop with all kinds of silk items.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

At 6 euros each this was a bit of a disappointment. Mostly in French Emphasis on the technicalities of silk weaving rather than the silk workers home. Short presentation on the silkworm and history of silk growing

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