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Musée du textile et du peigne en corne (Textile and Horn Comb)

Lavelanet | 09

The stages of making a horn comb and a bolt of fabric are presented. Through the workings of manual and mechanical machines, visitors can learn about the evolution of these activities from the medieval period to the methods used today. Special attention is given to the stages of manual and mechanical spinning and manual and mechanical warping and weaving.  Specific crafts like tapestry, brocade, knitting and felting are also covered. The social conditions of the worker, the history and collections of local textile producers round off the visit.

Temporary exhibitions, events, demonstrations, meetings and exchanges with visiting artisans complete the activity calendar along with audio visual materials, videos,  a digital audio guide and a virtual tour.

Musée du textile et du peigne en corne (Textile and Horn Comb) 65, rue Jean Jaurés
09300 Lavelanet 05 61 03 89 19

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Rates and opening times

Rates

Individual rates :

  • Adult : €7
  • Child : €5
  • Less than 7 years : free

Group rates, from 15+ people : 

  • adult : €6
  • child : €5
  • less than 7 years : free

Educational package visits :

  • Adults : €10/pers.
  • Demonstration or introductory tapestry workshop : €2.50 sup/pers.
  • Visit to the Tissages Cathares (Cathares Weavings) : €2.50sup/pers

Guided tours in English : €10

Opening times

Open from the Spring school holidays through the Autumn school holidays

In April, May, June, September, October, November :

  • Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays)
  • 2pm-6pm
  • Closed  1st May

In July and August :

  • Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays)
  • 10am-1pm and 2pm-8pm

For Groups:

  • Guided museum tours available year round – reservation required
Access and Accessibility

Access

  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Parking nearby

Accessibility

Physical disability Pram access