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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
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A historic collection of textiles and decorative arts.

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I enjoyed the presentation and explanation of the material. Exquisite pieces in a very nice setting. Fascinating to follow the turbulent history of France and Lyon over the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the presentation and explanation of the material. Exquisite pieces in a very nice setting. Fascinating to follow the turbulent history of France and Lyon over the last 500 years through silk production.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Textile Museum & Decorative Arts Museum are separate buildings adjacent to each other. If you are in Lyon for a good few days then it would be a shame not to go way without gaining an appreciation of it's textile heritage. The MDA part is housed in a period building (3-4) floors to climb and has an excellent collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not saw promised exposition of ancient tapestry in Tissus, so overall the exposition was average, but separate musee of decorative art is great because honestly tries to recreate palace interiors, not just put things in glass museum exibition boxes.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually two museums -- one building devoted to textiles, the second incorporating sumptuous exquisite textiles into historic room settings. Definitely worth visiting both -- but the upstairs of the textile museum is extremely disappointing -- more like a showroom for modern fabricants, and not a museum at all. Skip to the downstairs. Alas, we hear rumours that this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I expected costumes, but what I saw was much more......a history of the silk industry in Lyon. They had samples of the silk coverings woven for Versailles. Who wonders where these things come from as they wander in Versailles ? The gift shop was beautiful. The 2nd museum, des Arts Decoratif was jammed full of amazing furniture and household items... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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 July 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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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