Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu
Close to Le Relais du Çatey and Lyon
Discover this friendly town museum, where the fine arts and the local industrial heritage are presented side by side, for visitors of all ages. The museum may be 90 years old but it remains timeless.
Bourgoin’s textile industry, which contributed to the golden age of the town, is recounted here in a clear manner, focusing on two themes – weaving and ennobling, the latter meaning printing on fabric (including printmaking, photogravure and many other techniques). Enjoy this superb collection at this unique museum in Rhône-Alpes, showcasing the history of the techniques and the expertise of the women and men who left their mark on the industry.
Also worth noting is that the museum, which was opened in 1933, was created in 1929 on the initiative of the city of Bourgoin and the painter Victor Charreton, famous for his colourful landscape paintings. This places the establishment directly within a wide and colourful artistic tradition. Totally renovated in 2000 and benefiting from free entry since 2008, the museum is also located at the very heart of Bourgoin-Jallieu, right by the old Chapelle des Antonins (1503) and the Hôtel-Dieu (18th century).