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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
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Description: This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient...
This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
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Wonderful museum

We have been to Greece and Rome and this museum still had thing s we hadn't seen. If you like mosaics come here. There is one you can actually walk on. That s a first.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to Greece and Rome and this museum still had thing s we hadn't seen. If you like mosaics come here. There is one you can actually walk on. That s a first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We wandered into this museum on a deadly hot afternoon, figuring it would be a nice little place to escape the sun for a couple of hours. Were we ever surprised to find that the building goes down 5 levels from the street. The collection is much bigger than we expected, housed in an architectural wonder built into the hillside... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

On a blisteringly hot day this was as much relief from the heat as desire for enlightenment However, my partner is well-informed on such matters and our view was that this was worthwhile, but not in the top tier of Roman-focussed museums. It is set out well, though not extensive and whilst the English-language headphone guides were useful, they didn't... More 

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very good museum, with a wealth of Roman artefacts, particularly inscriptions. Initial excitement lasts maybe 45 mins, by which time the energy flags a little, and it's difficult to raise the enthusiasm for another mosaic, inscribed stone or pot. This is a fault in the reviewer rather than the exhibition. The exhibits follow a Guggenheim-like spiral, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband loves roman history so we visited this museum. It has a very good range of well preserved artifacts. You could get English head sets but only if you have some ID so take your driving licence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Terrific choice to escape the sun on a hot summer day. Audio tour in English comes free with reasonable admission price. Great audio visual presentation of history at beginning. Lots of beautiful mosaics plus many other artifacts. Well organized.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Completely fascinating and so worth a visit if ancient Roman civilizations interest you. Very well laid out and great artifacts. Definitely worth it.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Don't miss this museum. The collection is spectacular, and the ruins are truly amazing. It is well organized with English translations. The mosaics are very impressive!

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Brighton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very poor signposting means that this museum is not necessarily easy to find, even though it is actually right next to the Roman theatre. Splendidly designed architecturally with some fantastic mosaics, but don't bother with the hopeless audio guide which tells you next to nothing about the exhibits.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First of all the museum is a great arq. masterpiece in its own right, which can be kind of hard to see from the outside, but easy to see, once inside. The musuem itself is very interesting and tells a great story about the roman influence in the area from top to bottom.

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