Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs, Lyon

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Very interesting Museum with temporary exhibitions, pretty well Lyon building. Museum in the city center. Very rich products of Lyon fabrics shop.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Super rediscovered I had not returned since my childhood. Our history and our restaurants are really very interesting. I wish I still more details on the functioning of the trades was weaving.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Museum damage limit which is sorely lacking modernity... boring, because for fans of art, including art on the mode that we are we citizens are disappointed
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  • March 26, 2017
    Amazing textiles, very inspiring pieces. Only downside is that the info is only in French... Good scarf selection in the gift shop!
  • July 22, 2016
    Fascinating! This is basically two museums, one of the textiles and one is a tour of home decor from the 16-19th century. It was amazing to see the portraits created on looms, there were two that looked like ink prints but we're in fact made on a loom. They start with the history of the loom products and end with really interesting new advanced with fabrics - best resistance, airbags, etc. Unfortunately the information was only in French so as a non-French speaking tourist I didn't get as much out if it. The second building is set up as the house would have been in the 1800s and back with lovely furniture and fixtures. There is also some modern silverware.
  • October 27, 2016
    2 Museums: Textile and decor, nice , a couple of floors and good collection, little bit repetitive in the decor section but still worth a visit, not too pricey. Allow 1.5 hours for both museums, prepare for tons of stairs
  • July 26, 2016
    Great collection. The information is all in French, though, which I could have handled except that the text is also quite small, and the lighting fairly dim.
  • September 6, 2017
    Stunning!!!

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