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Guided tours given by official guides of the museum are available in French, English, German, as well as French sign language.
After 5 years of building site (1995-2000) Museum of Bourgoin-Jallieu (ex Victor Charreton Museum) reopens in wonderful restored buildings. Fitting out in the heart of the city of Bourgoin-Jallieu (ancient chapel built in 1503 and hospital from the 18th century), it spreads out on 3 levels offering big places of exhibitions. Contemporary building in façade symbolizes its rehabilitation.
Nearby Lyon, the Museum of Bourgoin-Jallieu asserts itself like an original and dynamic textile museum in France and Rhone-Alps; it's the only pole which presents textile ennoblement (witch means the different final stages of textile processing) therefore fabric printing history (engraving, photoengraving, printing). From the first printing stamps to the last computing technologies, it testifies the know-how which hands down from more than 2 centuries in that region of Isère.
The first printing manufacture established in Jallieu in 1787. After the First World War activities are flourishing, reaching its prosperity around 1925-1930. The entire region lives at the rhythm of textile workshops, of which one of the most important like Brunet-Lecomte employees 500 persons. The successive economic crises jointed to major technical evolutions reach from the 50's permanent closure of many manufactures. But competences are always alive, and Bourgoin-Jallieu is still an industrial setting. In the past manufactures have been working for every European kingdom, nowadays craftmen and industries of Bourgoin-Jallieu work for haute couture: Balmain, Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, Hermès, Saint-Laurent.
The museum tells this history since the 18th century to nowadays, giving its place to local enterprises: a specific place of exhibition is dedicated to them. Many poles of demonstrations conduct the visit. The museum enhances the fabrics: printed, colored, furniture fabrics or clothing, it testifies to know-how of this region.
In the museum there is also a department dedicated to a local painter: Victor Charreton (1864-1936), founder of the museum in 1929. Born in Bourgoin-Jallieu he belongs to post impressionism movement.
Society museum, Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu is also a resources pole for the Northern Isère heritage; it is dedicated to enhance territory wealth.
- Interactive visit with demonstrations
- Cultural activities (lectures, workshops, school visit, etc.)
- Textile archives from 3 centuries at disposal to textile professionals
- Regional historic library
- Museum shop
- Temporary exhibitions with contemporary artists whose works of art are connected to engraving, photoengraving or printing
Museum Opening Hours
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday and the following holidays
Tickets for museum
This ticket provides full-day access to the museum.
Tour for groups
All group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day, thereby avoiding overcrowding. Groups of up to twenty-five are admitted.Those in charge of groups from schools or associations may prepare for their visit at the Centre de documentations (media center), free of charge.
Tours with an official museum guide
Guided tours given by official guides of the museum are available in French, English, German, as well as French sign language. Each tour lasts sixty minutes.
Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu
Service des publics
By telephone: +33 (0)4 74 28 19 74
By fax: +33 (0)4 74 93 58 58
Reservation for the groups by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits for Individuals
A number of special arrangements have been put in place to welcome disabled visitors to the Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu. These include adapted cultural activities (guided tours and workshops), and specially designed spaces such as the tactile textile gallery. The museum wishes to reach out to visitors with special needs and wants very much to provide them with a quality visiting experience, regardless of their disability, and whether they visit in a group or as individuals.
Learning at the Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu
Effective teaching engages the intellect, the imagination, and the emotions. In this respect, the Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu represents a unique educational resource. The museum offer a range of classes given by, among others, lecturers, artists, architects, curators, and academics. The Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu's classes all share the same approach based on an active, hands-on, cross-disciplinary exploration of the museum's collections. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Participants are encouraged to study and analyze works of art, to experiment with art techniques, explore the creative process, and develop the rudiments of an interpretative approach.