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Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif

34 rue de la Charite | Sauf jours fériés, dimanches de Pâques et de Pentecôte., 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 42 00
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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 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of things on display showing the skills of the various artisans of the history of Lyong. No descriptions of any items except in technical French, so I couldn't understand anything. My wife seemed to enjoy it. I wanted to learn more...More

Thank Mainzigartig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Decorative Arts Museum has rooms decorated in different styles on three levels. Due to the very dim lighting, in order to protect a lot of the delicate silk fabrics, it is sometimes very hard to get a good view. A dark painting becomes even...More

2  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collections in both of the museums (Textiles and Decorative Arts) are vast. You can see both on one ticket. Adult was 7.50, I think the student ticket was 5.50. You'll find tapestries from the mid 15th century, early samples of jacquard (invented in Lyon)...More

Thank KellyChastain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from Place Bellecour, and easily accessed by bus, this is a lovely museum tracing the wonderful skills of the French in fabric making and home decoration. Some beautiful dresses from the 1800s, you can see the incredible amount of detail in the fabrics,...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This may be the most underrated site in Lyon! Terrific show summarizing the history of silk industry in Lyon focusing on the development of the loom. Definitely worthwhile.

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Such an impressive collection. Two museums and each by itself was stunning. But what a wasted effort. No English translations. Hard to enjoy something so well arranged, that in practice excluded visitors other than French speakers. Still it was impressive. The collection of period French...More

Thank TheTraveller659
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Most of the floors were closed because of maintenance. So the history of the silk industry was not avalaible.

Thank mdaams53
Reviewed 1 May 2017

On one side is the museum for decorative arts and the other has fabrics reflecting the silk history of Lyon. Both are stunning. If you enjoy incredible craftsmanship, the decorative arts -- i.e., furniture is displayed and preserved in a period setting. Really lovely.

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is the city of silk and we were so much looking forward to visiting this museum. Located in two old palais however it seems to be a sleeping beauty which needs to be kissed awake! It is not enough to put beautiful old silks...More

Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Even without explanations in English the exhibited textiles and furniture were so interesting that I was enthralled. The delicacy of the silk work in particular was lovely. I would have liked to understand how the jacquard weavers translated into computers but I can look that...More

Thank MOBX
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