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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first...more
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25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This beautiful villa of the Lumière family is not directly in the city centre but in easy reach by metro and tram. Lots of historical objects, short movies, good explanation (audio guide recommended).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carmencarola
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful property. Don't miss the courtyard tucked back/across the street with film library and small store! Also note that most of the museum itself is in French - so get the audio guide or bring a translator!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sydney N
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I was surprised how much the Lumiere brothers had documented and filmed of their early travels around the world. This museum is easy to reach by public transport.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dorothy s
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This museum is well worth a visit to find out about the Lumière Brothers who invented cinematography, the beginnings of the audio speaker, and other fascinating inventions. They were entrepreneurial in spirit and we still see the results to this day in the annual Lumière...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 12 September 2018

I am not personally a film buff by any means but I found this museum very interesting to visit. Lots of well documented pieces of equipment and several items that are hands on or "look through" exhibits

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 30 August 2018

=this is a really interesting museum about the invention of cinema and many other inventions by this talented family. Nice surprise it is set in a fabulous art nouveau building which is worth going to see in its own right. Nice ship with some interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank May2591
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This museum is home to the beginnings of cinema by the Lumiere brothers, who were well ahead of their time. They invented the cinematographe and went overseas to film the world in order to bring it home to France. Set within an art nouveau mansion,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 3 August 2018

As a fan or the Art Nouveau movement, the Lumiere Brothers home is an exceptional example of architecture from this period of 19-95-1915. Fantastic stained glass, the beautiful corn husk themed wall paper in the stairway as well as decorative art and furniture from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tvvvv2016
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Lots of great information about the Lumiere brothers. I learned about so many things besides just moving pictures that they invented and contributed to society. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank plavaseka
Reviewed 17 July 2018

What a beautiful home, decorated as it was when the Lumiere Bros lived there. We are both fascinated by photography and film, so a shrine for us. The displays are well set out and informative.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StooDee
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22 January 2017|
Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 90 mins in the main building. Of course there might also be an interesting film scheduled for the adjacent cinema when you visit.
Vicki C
2 September 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a specific storage area, but I strongly suspect the reception staff would assist you in holding your bag while your tour the house and exterior areas.