Musée du Tisserand Dauphinois (Weaving Museum)
76 rue de Tisserands, 38110 La Bâtie-Montgascon Driving directions
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Jul-Aug: Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm; May-Jun and Sep-Oct: Wed-Sun 2pm-6pm - closed Bank Hols


Fleeing the revolts staged by the Canuts (silk workers) in the 19C, the silk industry moved to the Nord-Dauphiné region, where "Voiron cloth" had been produced for over two centuries. In a rehabilitated former textile mill, you will see spools, treadle spinning wheels, handmade velvet manual looms, and the Jacquard loom, to name but a few. The machinery still functions and can produce small pieces of work. A section is given over to tulle- and lace-making.


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