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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

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Address: 34 rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 33 04 78 38 42 00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.

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For 10 Euros, a leisurely circuit of both museums is a nice activity

No-- even with decent French I could not understand the labels, but you can always understand what century the silk cloth is, get the basics of the technological advances and see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please check out their website for photos and special exhibits. This museum is a fine specialty location with a variety of textiles including some beautiful and recently acquired tapestries. I seek out decorative arts museums on every trip, looking for something of the local culture beyond the frequented 'must see' locations. This museum is a well presented and informative collection,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No-- even with decent French I could not understand the labels, but you can always understand what century the silk cloth is, get the basics of the technological advances and see the beauty. The attached decorative arts museum houses furniture and rooms from the 18th century mainly, but puts you in the Louis 15th mode. Spend half an hour and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum. Loved the multiple levels of fabrics displayed but nothing was in English. I wish I knew more French.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved these beautiful displays; historical panels describe the environment (lots done for Marie Antoinette, for example). Note that the descriptions are all in French and quite technical as they pertain to the fabric.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed is the Napoleon bee fabric. All in all a great museum. Too bad the Decoratif exhbits look like someone's flea market sale.

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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have visited the Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif in Lyon several times and each time the collection has grown and the standard has improved. This visit we were greeted in one of the rooms by a Masters Degree student (Margarite - sp?) who apologized as she generally give tours in French or Italian and said that her... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This museum has three parts, firstly a fabulous fabric museum with remarkable examples of Lyon's silk industry. A little signage in English would have helped especially of some of the technical processes but the quality of the display was such that it was a real eye opener. Then there was a pretty straightforward rather dry provincial museum of furniture, ceramics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Lyon was a center for textiles and weaving going back hundreds of years. This museum claims to be the most important museum of textiles in the world with over 2 million artifacts in its collections; whether true or not, it it truly impressive. One downside is most of the label copy is in French; however, we chanced upon a curator... More 

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O'Connell, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We visited due to my partners profession. I went obediently but came away glad I hadn't missed the musee. In particular, the tapestries of the Cleopatra era are worth a visit on their own. They date back to late 1600's made in Belgium at a famous tapestry house.... Goeblins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Good overview of the history of silk weaving in Lyon. Some spectacular woven silks on display, but we were disappointed not to see the silks from other parts of the world, we assume because of a temporary exhibit of modern silk pieces. Entrance price of 19 euros higher than most other museums in Lyon, not warranted.

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