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Maison des Canuts

10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Small but interesting museum

The smallest museum we visited in Lyon was hardly a museum. It is the "Maison des Canuts", located... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sssteveg
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israel
Nice inside into the silk industy of Lyon

Very informative, even better, if you speak French, the museum offers a well rounded inside into... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
RGerman
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Huntington Beach, California
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During the guided tour, you'll find out about the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on hand loom, the history of silk and the life of weavers. Guided tours are in French but we supply English information to follow the tour.2 guided tours a day at 11a.m and 3.30p.mOpen every day from 10a.m to 6p.m except on sunday and bank holidays
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“silk weaving” (12 reviews)
“silk items” (7 reviews)
“silk industry” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France
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+33 4 78 28 62 04
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smallest museum we visited in Lyon was hardly a museum. It is the "Maison des Canuts", located in the Croix Rousse quarter. It's a tiny little storefront with a couple of rooms detailing the history of the silk industry in Lyon. Entry costs a...More

Thank sssteveg
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sssteveg, It is true that we are more a workshop than a musuem, that's why we have got few exhibition rooms to visit. But during our guided tour, we oepn our workshop for a demonstratin of weavinf on a Jacquard hand loom from the...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very informative, even better, if you speak French, the museum offers a well rounded inside into the history of silk and its related handcraft. The museum store provides a nice selection of silk goods at reasonable prices.

Thank RGerman
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RGerman, Thank you :) Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very fascinating museum with a workshop. Get some luxury silk items in the museum's lovely shop. Bargains with minor defects of excellent quality too. Ask for care instructions also. Very friendly staff.

Thank Minna K
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Minna K We are so happy taht you enjoyed your tour ! Regards, Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a small museum with interesting information about the silk industry, its organization and labor, in Lyon, which was a major center for silk. The shop has an extensive collection of lovely silk scarves.More

Thank Isabel089
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Isabel089, Actually, we are more a workshop than a museum. That's why we have got 2 guided tours a day, in which we open our workshop for a demonstration if weaving on a Jacquard hand loom. And all our product in our chop are...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is worth a visit if you are in Lyon as it reveals the importance of the silk trade to Lyon's history. The displays are informative and the artefacts are well-preserved. The silk goods on sale are very expensive.

Thank _helenfox64
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear _helenfox64, Thank you for your recommendation. Regards, Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 31 May 2017

It is a small museum but definitely worth the visit if you are in the area. It shows how silk was made.. It features old machines that were used in the process. There is also a small shop if you are interested in buying scarfs,...More

Thank Gerald U
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Gerald U, Thank you your advice to visit us. Regards, Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 30 May 2017

It seems the Maison des Canuts is not widely known and it's a pity because the experience is unforgettable: old silk threading machine in action, demo, and a room about the highs and low of the history of the Canuts (silk workers). Lyon has been...More

Thank alpham
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear alpham, Thank you for your recommendation :) We are glad hat you enjoyed the tour ! Regards, Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Its informative but not much to see. You really have to be into it to want to spend time there, silk worms and the events in 1831/1834...

Thank MattZurich
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear MattZurich, We are a workshop and not a museum. So, during our guided tour, we open it for a demonstration of weaving and explain everything about the French sillk history from 1536 to nowadays. Regards, La Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Excellent representation of working life in bygone days. The host of this demonstration was very good and knew his trade well. Well worth the visit

Thank Riskm
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you Riskm for this recommendation ! Regards, Maison des Canuts

Reviewed 27 April 2017

There are 2 guided tours only a day, thus if you miss them, you are on your own. At least there are also explanations in other languages then French. There is also a store but rather expensive.

Thank sushiDarmstadt
VIRGINIE V, Gérant at Maison des Canuts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear sushiDarmstadt, We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to Maison des Canuts. If you have any suggestion about the exhibition room, we will be glad to read it. Regards, Maison des Canuts

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THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST !! you better take a taxi but we are clodes on may 5 because it is bank holidays you can visit us on may 4 or 6 have a nice day
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