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Museo Del Tessuto

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Worth a visit if you like textile arts, history and technology

Prato has been a textile production center since at least the middle ages. There were 2 special... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
jim8225
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New Orleans, Louisiana
One for the specialist

This museum has a small but significant collection of extremely early fabrics, mainly from the 15th... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Alastair796
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Via Santa Chiara | Angolo Via Puccetti, 59100, Prato, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is within walking distance in Prato city. It is best that you look up the website for the opening times. It now opens from 10am to 3pm on weekdays (except Monday) and 10am to 7pm on weekends. Entrance fee is 8 euro for adults...More

4  Thank Sydney18Perth
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

After wandering mapless in circles through the ghost town of Prato one hot Saturday afternoon, we finally found the Museo del Tessuto. The staff are friendly, helpful, and welcoming, and the two parts of the museum that we could tour were interesting. We especially enjoyed...More

1  Thank ksboes
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Prato has been a textile production center since at least the middle ages. There were 2 special exhibits when we visited: Luxury fabrics from the early Renaissance and contemporary Chinese fabric art. The former added depth to our appreciation of paintings of important people seen...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

This museum has a small but significant collection of extremely early fabrics, mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries, which are very well presented. It then moves on to fairly standard stuff about fabric production. Given the size of the building at their disposal it's...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Am a fabric and textile enthusiast and this place is a delight with fabrics and textiles from the good old days.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Smallish but very good museum dedicated mainly to the history of the textile industry of Prato but also includes a good section on the different materials used in fabrics and methods. But the piece-de-resistance is the "museum" of old fabrics and costumes. Stunning collection.

2  Thank Navigator810322
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Since some of my ancestors were "framework knitters" in Leicestershire (these were the poorest of the weavers in 19th-c. England), I have always had a personal interest in the history of textiles. Prato was as is the great center of silk-weaving in Italy, and this...More

2  Thank JeffR2560
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We came to Prato to see the Museum of textiles and it was a great museum - we were the only people there really and I thought that was a shame as this is a great city with plenty to see but not many tourists....More

1  Thank Kris B
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Housed in an old wool mill, this museum is well curated and beautifully designed. Excellent historic collection, and cool gift shop!

2  Thank wonderingjerome
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Please note, as this museum only has one staff member, the museum and shop actually closes at 2pm as we were very rudely told by the woman who wouldn't even look at us. We were very disappointed. So be careful!

1  Thank Alyssa D
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I have visited the Museo del Tessuto with my friends and we really enjoyed our time there. We learned many things about the textile in the past and in how many way you can treat it and transform it for multiple purposes. My favorite part...More

2  Thank Vittoria C
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went to Florence in search of their textile history and while there wasn't much in the city itself we were recommended the Museo Del Tessuto by our tour guide and I'm so glad we went. Coming from the UK I was astounded by how...More

1  Thank didyoumakeit
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