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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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Purpose built museum

Upon entry into the museum, we saw that there were a few school groups and set of spiral steps downstairs. It was like the Roman Baths in Bath. From the outside, it was nothing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice museum with some very interesting things to see, and next to an amphitheater that is worth seeing, very close to the Basilica. For me it was not so special, however, compared to New York or Los Angeles, and there were too many school children around, so it might be better to visit on the week-ends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Upon entry into the museum, we saw that there were a few school groups and set of spiral steps downstairs. It was like the Roman Baths in Bath. From the outside, it was nothing, but once we had climbed down the steps, wow! The museum had been purpose built into the side of the hill. There was designed in a... More 

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Lyon, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I came here during the European night of museums (Nuit des musées) where they had a lot of fun activities going on and in between we were able to look at the exhibits. I didn't look at every single thing but there is plenty to learn and discover here. It is interesting that the southern part of France has just... More 

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Quatre Bornes
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great collection of artifacts Didn't have enough time to enjoy everything as much as I would have liked to :)

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Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museum houses a really great collection of artefacts from the Roman period. They are well laid out and often follow thematic patterns so that you can fully understand them in context. The museum generally avoids presenting too much in any one area and so you get time and space to appreciate each collection. The artefacts themselves are among the... More 

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AREQUIPA, Peru
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

That is what the museum is called. I suggest you change the title, otherwise visitors will get confused. Very large colelction of roman art and everyday objects (calendars, altars, funerary styles, mosaic floors, etc). The museum is built against the Roman amphitheatre, with splendid views of it. Try to select the areas to visit, otherwise you can get overwhelmed and... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Interesting to learn about the Roman history in Lyon, but most of the works here start to look repetitive after a while. While here, make sure you walk outside and see the remains of the old amphitheater.

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Lyon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

its a very interesting museum if you are a 'lover' of archeology :D it is fascinating ! a must see !!!

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Montreal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wonderful collection, very complete. They have audio-guides for children which really bring the museum alive for them. Don't be put off by the drab exterior and small vestibule, this is a big, very clever museum.

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Westminster, Colorado
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't know that civilization had such ancient roots in this area. Some of the exhibits start looking the same after awhile, the models of the original amphitheaters are really cool, the museum design itself is also very interesting, a concrete structure that keeps going down level after level with portals that look out to the ruins, very cool.

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