Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon

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3.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
After a trip to the London’s World Fair in 1851, Lyon’s silk manufacturers returned home determined to create a museum where their renowned work would be preserved for generations to come. Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs is that museum, and since the 19th century it has grown into the largest collection of silks in the world with over two billion different design samples that span over 4,500 years of silk production. Inside you will find local samples that date back to the middle ages and pieces from China, Japan, and even silks that once clothed the Pharaohs of Egypt. For Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs and beyond, use our Lyon family vacation planner to get the most from your Lyon vacation.
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  • First of all a warning: if you don't read French your experience will be limited to an aesthetic one. The captions and explanations are in French only. Still, there are the textiles and, in the Decora...  read more »
  • We spent a very interesting morning in the museum. This is a must for all those interested in fabric and its history. There are exquisite fabric samples from the 1500 's up to present day. 
  • We found this museum a pleasant surprise and learned alot about the silk industry in Lyon. Exhibits are quite extensive and can be easily viewed up close. 
  • Wonderfully inspirationsl and amazing One of a kind in the world
  • Nice opera costume
  • beautiful Museum, the end is two for the price of one! decorative arts a collection of beautiful, furniture, porcelain, paintings and clocks, a must see. tissue-a huge collection, say the most extensive in the world, definitely very interesting. a must-see Museum after that missed the beaux arts, second only to the Louvre.
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  • Very felt. Certainly richer that one might imagine, a team offering many workshops to a museum that remains quite limited for my part in its theme
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  • No one! 10 euros for 4 pieces of fabric! Lack of historical explanation.
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