Visit the museums

A – Musée de la Tapisserie (Museum of Tapestry)

Opened in 1981, the museum displays a collection representing each period in the history of tapestry making.
The size of the museum will triple in 2015, when it moves to the future site of the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie et de l’Art Tissé, an organisation which seeks to celebrate and continue the heritage of tapestry making.Open every day (except Tuesday) from 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Open every day in July and August from 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesday morning)
Closed in January.
Entrance fee: € 5 / Reduced price (over 65’s, students, groups) : € 4.
Free for under 18’s.

Further information: 05 55 83 08 30
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Visit the museums
Aubusson museum has 4 spaces for tapestry.

B – Atelier Musée des Cartons de Tapisserie (Workshop and Museum of Tapestry Cartoons)

Tapestry cartoons are the models which tapestry weavers use to work from during the process of making a tapestry. These are the oil paintings, water colours and canvases inspired by the classic themes of Boucher, Watteau, Fragonard, Oudry…
The museum provides an opportunity to discover a collection of traditional cartoons, the reconstruction of a traditional workshop and a tour of a restored workshop.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm to 6pm by appointment only.

Further information:06 88 35 35 07
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C – Maison du Tapissier (Tapestry Maker’s House)

Managed by the tourist office, the Maison du Tapissier houses a small museum which features a reconstructed painter-cartoon creator’s workshop, tapestry merchant’s office and tapestry weaving workshop. The ambiance of the rooms, the colour of the wool, the cartoons, tapestries and tapestry weaving demonstration from a hand weaver, all contribute to your immersion in the world of this ancestral art.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm.
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D – Fougerol collection

The Maxime Fougerol collection comprises tapestries from the 16th to 19th centuries, depicting scenes of daily life, mythological or biblical scenes and landscapes populated by legendary creatures and animals.

Group visits only (minimum 10 people), booking required.

Further information available from the tourist office : 05 55 66 32 12