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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
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Ranked #17 of 139 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.

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Bucharest, Romania
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is built in such as manner that you can step outside and walk around the ruins on the hill,another proof of galo roman mxiture.

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Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has a unique design that allows you to wander through beautifully lit, artistic displays of Roman artifacts. Then you can step outside and walk around the ruins on the hillside. Not to be missed when visiting Lyon.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Descend through the museum and through time. Interactive but not obsessively so. This really was the centre of the Roman presence in Gaul, and it shows.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Interesting collection but a bit stuffy and the architecture is a bit tomb like. Texts mostly in french.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

we were quite surprised as to how big it was. Being history and especially roman history enthusiasts we did some research in advance about the Roman history of Lyon but we were still quite surprised. The museum lies next to an amphitheater but is nicely concealed in the hillside. It has a big exhibition mostly of funerary monuments, tombs and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This a nicely conceived museum, where they also make real efforts of keeping up to increased visitors'expectations. Wonderful pieces uncovered especially due to the many (two many?) building sites since the sixties.

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B'more
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On the one hand, this museum has an amazing amount of artifacts that illustrate life in the provinces of the Roman Empire more vividly than I'd ever imagined. On the other hand, even with an English-language audio guide, it was often difficult to figure out exactly which artifact was which, and I all too often shrugged my shoulders and wandered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a very interesting museum tp visit on Lyon. It has a lot lf rooms and chambres full of history. We learned a lot about the Roman civilization. However, the tour is not too long.

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Launceston, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum just keeps going and going. You walk in from the street to what seems to be a small building, but is in fact just the top floor. You then descend a series of ramps as you view the excellent displays, and can also view the amazing amphitheatres from strategic windows along the way. Later, when viewed from the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots of wonderful relics in a purpose built space set beautifully into a hillside overlooking to the amphitheatres. But I came away thinking that there is a story here which could be much better told and illustrated. Some wonderful relics - in particular the mosaics - but as we journeyed through the levels I kept wondering what the links really... More 

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