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I had high hopes for this museum since all the guide books recommend it so strongly, but I was disappointed. I would have liked more detailed explanations of the weaving techniques and how they evolved over time (what good is it to label a piece...More
Lyon was at the center of change in the textile world: Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented the revolutionary "Jacquard loom" was a resident of Lyon. So it seems appropriate that Lyon would have a museum devoted to textiles and fabric. The examples in the museum...More
Imagine a museum that has a collection of more than 2 million textiles and you are picturing this museum. Unfortunately only about 10% of the collection is on display as the museum is experiencing a funding crises. If you love textiles visit here if only...More
I visited with my husband and friends who have young children. The five-year-old daughter was totally excited about the costumes. Good explanations about items to help visitors understand the design and use.
We spent about 90 minutes strolling through this beautiful museum - went there on the advice of a friend, and so glad we did! Such a peaceful, evocative building and the displays are so opulent and rich. We loved it, and would certainly recommend to...More
Interesting museum but only had signage in French. Good collection of silk and lots of interesting artefacts. Well laid out with lots of detail. Friendly staff. Good toilets. Would be so much better with English signage.
I was looking forward to visiting this museum as Lyon is famous for textiles. There are some interesting fabrics but signage in only French. Seems a bit old fashioned in layout and very hot and stuffy the day of my visit (no air conditioning and...More
This is two connected museums -- in two different mansions. 10€ admission is for both, and good for all day. Unfortunately, I only got to see the textile museum, due to time constraints, so plan to return on next visit to Lyon. The museum was...More
We wanted to see the cloth museum and found that we were also able to visit the decorative arts museum using the same ticket. The museum contains silk and other materials as well as costumes, it is very well laid out and interesting. The decorative...More