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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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Small but perfectly formed museum

Brilliant museum, small but perfectly formed. Great place to see some well preserved artifacts and remnants of the time when Lugdunum was the capital of the Three Gauls. Endless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Kharkov
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I was there at night of museums. The museum is huge but there are the stones and stones...Maybe it's just noy mine thing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Brilliant museum, small but perfectly formed. Great place to see some well preserved artifacts and remnants of the time when Lugdunum was the capital of the Three Gauls. Endless supply of new materials: they seem to find Roman bits and pieces whenever they dig around Lyon...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a very good Roman museum. well laid out with outstanding exhibits. The mosaics were outstanding. There were some unusual items such as a pre Roman ceremonial bronze cart and a couple of large, bronze sheets covered by imperial and other statements. Well worth a vist alongside the Roman remains at Fourviere.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I personally don't have an overwhelming interest in this period of history, but the museum is really awesome regardless. If you love Roman history, this museum is perfect. There is so much information, decently well translated into English. The ruins are a great thing for anyone to see, regardless of interest level.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed a self-guided tour of this very thorough look into Lyon's ancient history. Numbered among their objects were Roman sling shot balls, in tact Roman glass jars, and Roman era tacky tourist souvenirs. The museum was very informative, but a number of objects were missing labels. Nonetheless, we greatly enjoyed the visit and the understanding it provided of the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The museum is adjacent to a pair of Roman ampitheaters and has "light cannons" that look out over them. There's an excellent collection of artifacts and a free English languae audioguide that leads you through the exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the large floor mosaics, roman glass collections, and funerary objects. The museum provides a good education in the history of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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