The Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda (College of High Silk Art) Museo de la Seda (Silk Museum)—not to be confused with the Lonja de la Seda—was included in our combination ticket from Saints Johns. The building itself dates from the 15th century and is a work of art in its own right.
The museum tells the history of silk production in Valencia and celebrates the Silk Guild and its patron saint, Jerome.
The exhibits change, as they rotate the costumes in their holdings, but what was on exhibit during our visit was a thorough representation of silk dresses through the past 200-300 years.
The detail on many of the pieces was amazing:
Then the Ceramics Museum, housed in a fabulous rococo palace dating from the 15th century and refurbished in 1740. The downstairs rooms feature current exhibitions, in this case, modern ceramics, which is not our style, but once you get to the staircase and the second floor, the building itself is worth the 3-euro price of admission.