Discover the fascinating history of the hub of Lyon’s silk industry and learn about its influence internationally through the 19th and 20th centuries. Wander through former weaving mills, admire the fine materials and immerse yourself in the daily life of this factory and boarding school.

Last updated date : 20/08/2021
From 01/04 to 14/11/2021 daily.
Bonnet Silk Factories 19 bis rue Claude Joseph Bonnet Parking Place Marcel GRILLET - 01640 Jujurieux
Musée des Soieries Bonnet

The Bonnet Silk Factories are an exceptional, must-see heritage site and a jewel of the textile industry.

The Bonnet Company, founded in Lyon in 1810, set up a factory and boarding school in Jujurieux in 1835. Around 1900, at the peak of its production, the factory employed 2,000 people including over 600 young women. A real hub of industrial activity, the site was intended to be a town in itself and housed spinning and weaving mills, a chapel, grocery stores, a home economics school and even its own tram stop, as well as a boarding school for young women.

Weaving professions, textile design, fabrics and archives make up the unique, rich collection which has been carefully preserved and displayed in the original buildings. The site is listed as a Historic Monument and stands as testimony to the international and industrial legacy of this empire.

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Openings
  • From 01/04 to 14/11/2021, daily.
Prices
  • Reduced price: 4.50 €
    Adult: 6.50 €
    Student: 4.50 €
    Job seeker: 4.50 €
    Group adults: 5 €
    Group children: from 3 €.

    Free entry for children < 13 years, press, the drivers, the supervisors, disabled people.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Group tours available upon request.
Accessibility
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable
Additional information
  • Groups (min. 10 people): possibility to receive groups of over 50 people.
    Groups accepted from the 1st March to 31st October, booking required on: + 33(0)4 74 37 23 14

    To find out more about the collections, temporary exhibitions, events and visits for groups of professionals, contact the Directorate of the Departmental Museums on +33 (0)4 74 36 86 65 or at [email protected]

    For disabled visitors, the toilets are not wheelchair-accessible and there is a steep slope at the entrance.
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Bonnet Silk Factories

19 bis rue Claude Joseph Bonnet Parking Place Marcel GRILLET - 01640 Jujurieux

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