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Museo Del Tessuto

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Via Santa Chiara Angolo Via Puccetti, 59100, Prato Italy
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CateP322 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Boylston, Massachusetts70 contributions34 helpful votes
I collect and work in textile art. My husband loves history. Together, we enjoyed this little museum very much. Very accessible and educational--and the exhibits are a feast for the eyes. The gift shop and cafe are also very lovely, especially when it is warm enough to sit outside in the courtyard.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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12gotoperu wrote a review Nov 2019
Huntington, West Virginia271 contributions45 helpful votes
Prato was a day trip from Florence for me and had turned into a major disappointment with several places being closed and my inability to find a couple of other places. On the way back to the train station I saw that a textile museum was basically just a jog from my route so I decided to try and find it and hope it was open. And I did and it was and I was so glad because it is a fantastic history of the textile industry in Prato. It's just two floors with the first housing a lovely gift shop and then a huge room with case after case after case of various pieces of fabrics, some dating back as far as the 13th to 14th century. And, for almost every piece displayed, there is a written explanation in Italian AND English!! If you are at all interested in fabrics, fibers, beautiful handwork, etc., or if, like me, you've just spent the day trying to find something in Prato that you can actually visit, this museum should fill the bill.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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iain789 wrote a review Sep 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom44 contributions76 helpful votes
Any port in a storm on a wet afternoon, so we went in to this museum with no high hopes. At the reception desk was a very informative and enthusiastic young woman, who spoke excellent English. The first room contains a collection of very old fabrics, with explanations (in English and Italian), of how they were made. The room is quite dark (to protect the fabrics). Further exhibits describe the history of Prato as a textile producing town, and an interesting display of different textiles produced from animal, vegetable and artificial sources. This may sound dry and of limited general interest, but we left (after the rain had stopped) feeling we had learned something.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Helene Christin... P wrote a review May 2019
Truro, United Kingdom304 contributions159 helpful votes
There is a lovely display of exotic, historical fabrics, with lots of information on each. A display showing the different varieties of composition of textiles and a film of the history of textiles in Prato. Also a board display about the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Lots of antique machinery including spinning and weaving looms etc.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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jim8225 wrote a review Oct 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana20 contributions3 helpful votes
Prato has been a textile production center since at least the middle ages. There were 2 special exhibits when we visited: Luxury fabrics from the early Renaissance and contemporary Chinese fabric art. The former added depth to our appreciation of paintings of important people seen later in museums. The physical structure of the museum is large and they have good displays about materials and techniques. Way off the tourist track.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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