I took the audio guide which helps a lot in going through the museum and explains the history in a nutshell. It was an amazing journey. Well explained and the artefacts on display were pertinent and super well conserved.
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This is a good opportunity to learn about the history of Lyon. Furthermore the museum offers you a great look into the Renaissance house of a very rich family. There are also all kind of puppets from all over the world.
As a rule, you should never miss history museums, and all the more in Lyon. The museum is set in one of the oldest and prettiest buildings in Vieux-Lyon. The icing on the cake : the Puppets of the World Museum is housed next door...More
Visit this museum when you are in good shape (walking and step up on stairs and ready to read. Audio guide are available in English. It has beautiful garden on the roof level/hill.
My advice, dedicate a whole day to visit both museums in the building. Definitely worth it. And because I regretted going on my 4th trip to Lyon, I would advise you to make it one of the first attractions you visit, it'll all get a...More
This museum is definitely worth a visit. The building is lovely with many, 28 I think, rooms. The building and rooms themselves are interesting. Little corredors and spiral stairs. Lovely colour stone. You can get a head phone to give you details but there are...More
Known as the Musee Gadagne, this building contains more than twenty rooms dealing with the history of Lyon from the Roman era, when the settlement was called Lugdunum, to the present. It helps if you can read French (we can), but for anyone with a...More
We ended up getting kicked out of the museum due to closing time. We didn't realize how many rooms they had so we lingered too long over the first dozen or so. The audio guide was great, and each room had a lot to see....More
If you are at all interested in the history of the city of Lyon, this is a very good museum. In English it is not easy to find the history of Lyon. I would highly recommend this museum. It is a very good city musuem