La Maison des Canuts invites you to discover the technical, social and creative influence of the Lyon silk making of the last 5 centuries. At the end of the 19th century, it was the silk workers’ union hall. La Maison des Canuts guarantee the conservation of the Lyon silk expertise for 5 centuries. During a commented visit, you will discover: the Jacquard loom with a weaving demonstration on a backstrap loom, the silkworm life cycle, the Canuts social contribution and the reality of textile industry in Rhone-Alpes region today. Exhibition of an “à la tire” loom from Philippe de Lasalle, velvet looms, Jacquard mechanics (19th century) and Verdol mechanics (20th century), ancient fabrics and trimmings, demonstration and a store. Commented visits from Monday to Saturday, 11am and 3.30pm. More information : www.maisondescanuts.fr .