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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

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Address: 1 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 03 61
11:00 - 18:30
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Give yourself enough time

From reading other reviews I thought my visit would be quick so I took my time for the first 15 rooms. Then I realized there were 15 more to go and so rushed a bit. The 30 rooms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2016
Coco B
Kingston, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

From reading other reviews I thought my visit would be quick so I took my time for the first 15 rooms. Then I realized there were 15 more to go and so rushed a bit. The 30 rooms wind from the basement to the top floor and take you through the entire history of the city. Of most interest to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We visited only the puppet portion of the museum. Interesting history of the development of the Guignol marionette. Displays of puppets from Europe, Russia and Asia. Excellent English signage and laminated sheets in English.

Thank chinookgal
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum was included in our Lyon City Card pass, so as we were walking by we thought we'd pop in. Its clean, well organised and the displays are well arranged. Its also set up to accommodate wheelchairs and baby strollers as well. We spent about 40 minutes going through this museum and it was a nice little way to... More 

Thank MrsHarris3
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Nice and informative museum of Lyon with the helpful staff... You should also have a cup of coffee in its pleasant garden:))

Thank İzzet Ş
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

A wonderful museum of History inside a lovely building. It is certainly worth a visit of at least an hour.

Thank FeFerradesign
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We finally visited this interesting museum on our final day in Lyon. Much to my surprise, I am thoroughly glad that we did! The exhibits on the history of Lyon are set out in a series of small rooms on different floors of this imposing Renaissance structure. Be prepared to climb quite a few stairs, but if you do, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Gadagne Musées is comprised of two museums: Musée d'Histoire and Musée des Marionnettes du Monde (Puppets of the World Museum). Visitors can buy a ticket to either museum or a combined ticket. On our recent visit we spent an enjoyable hour with the marionettes and puppets. The Puppets of the World Museum is the only one of its kind in... More 

Thank Mimi K
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Ideal visit for a damp afternoon. Nicely laid out in a stunning building. Lots of detail in lots of rooms on lots of floors - so pick and choose!

Thank JamesLangstaff
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This historical museum is well set out, but we found it a little on the heavy side. The marionette museum is lighter and more interesting and colourful.

Thank anglicano
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We really liked this museum. It gave us a good appreciation for this history of Lyon. Be aware that not all displays were translated into English but most were. With a combination ticket we also saw the Puppets of the World Museum. This was very interesting. I enjoyed seeing how the essentially same character was found in puppet shows in... More 

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