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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

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A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.
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34 rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France
Carnot - Gailleton
+33 4 78 38 42 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great variety of information on the thread industry in Lyon. Having lived in the lace capital in England, Nottingham. It was so great to compare the lace capital of France!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ecossearthur
Reviewed 1 week ago

These two museums allow one to learn about the history of France from a different perspective. The textile part has an extensive collection mostly from the 17th century on, but some relics from the 5th or 6th century. You can use your imagination about how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stub905
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed both museums but pined for more explanations in English. We go to museums to learn about our world. It is not sufficient just to look. We must understand and love it when the objects are put in context.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 204IreneS
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Musee des Tissus Simply out, who knew? The Musee des Tissus holds the world’s largest collection of textiles and fabrics – no worries, the displays are about quality, not quantity, the quality used to tell stories about time and place. My wife wanted to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very cozy with lotas of amazing examples of tissues. Combined with the museum od decorative arts which is rather provencial))

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizaveta G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

A good exhibition of fabrics and tapistries with (considering thier age) vibrant colours. Explanations in French and English. The room settings were stunning. Worth the visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin L
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I had high hopes for this museum since all the guide books recommend it so strongly, but I was disappointed. I would have liked more detailed explanations of the weaving techniques and how they evolved over time (what good is it to label a piece...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Lyon was at the center of change in the textile world: Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the revolutionary "Jacquard loom" was a resident of Lyon. So it seems appropriate that Lyon would have a museum devoted to textiles and fabric. The examples in the museum...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeffwithtwoels
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Imagine a museum that has a collection of more than 2 million textiles and you are picturing this museum. Unfortunately only about 10% of the collection is on display as the museum is experiencing a funding crises. If you love textiles visit here if only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheYarnSchool
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I visited with my husband and friends who have young children. The five-year-old daughter was totally excited about the costumes. Good explanations about items to help visitors understand the design and use.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arlene R
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