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Musee Miniature et Cinema

60, rue Saint Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
33 0 4 72 00 24 77
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Ranked #3 of 85 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Description: This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.
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Estes Park
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Kind of into miniatures and this place was awesome Also some neat stuff from movie sets. Great explanations.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A super museum, the minature scenes were excellent and the tricks of the trade in film making were fascinating and many items/props from many films were very well displayed and explained. The camera does lie!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Some parts were boring for me as I had not seen the movie they were presenting scenes from. However, there were many interesting things to see in addition to those I was unfamiliar with. When you see some of the props, they will shock you (some in a good and some in a bad way ;)).

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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were walking in the beautiful quarter of the old Lyon when my son noticed this little museum and wanted to check it out (yes weird,an 11 year old boy asking to go in a museum) . This is a fun, educational, intriguing small museum. My kids ages 11 and 13 loved it. They related to the movies from which... More

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Many varied film props, costumes and special effects items. Very interesting and educational and set in a wonderful historic building. There is a really lovely cafe in the courtyard at the back, it has a deli at the front. I highly recommend it, and it has gluten free food.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took a visit here as 'it was something we had not done previously' when in Lyon, and assumed it would not really be our thing... We were really pleasantly surprised. Set over a few levels, there were not only costumes/props from cinema we had actually seen, but also some truly amazingly crafted miniatures! A few scary sections (with warning... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

some of the miniatures I have seen in movies. plan on spending a couple hours there. The area has great restaurants as well as a great place to see the river and buildings.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Musee Miniature Cinema is located in Vieux- Lyon at 60, rue Saint Jean. The facade of the building is very interesting as its housed in the historical 16th century legal chambers. Its now a UNESCO World heritage site. If you are interested in film the MMC has a rare collection of props from movies such as Aliens, Gladiator &... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the displays and for the price we were amazed at how much there was to see. Starting off with some replicated movie sets you move on to the memorabilia section with items, costumes and special effects from some of your favourite movies and tv shows. Finally there is a spectacular display of some of the... More

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went here in part because it was the third best rated site in TripAdvisor for Lyon. I found the museum to be interesting but I would put many other attractions higher. Having some knowledge of the types of films that use special effects is almost a requirement for enjoying the visit. I wasn't exactly sure in the end how... More

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