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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

17 rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
04 72 38 81 90
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Ranked #12 of 85 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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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Dresher, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lots of neat finds, many of which were indigenous to the region found when renovating or building the city. If you are a history buff, check out this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum was a total surprise. We went to see the Roman ruins and wandered into the Museum. It has some of the best set of mosaic floors I have seen & lots of information about the region from pre-Roman times until about 400A.D. If you're interested in looking at the ruins the museum is a must.

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Lyon, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There are so many things to see especially for those who admires ancient stuff like vases, accessories, tombs etc. Very beautiful view to the ancient amphitheatre.

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McKinney, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The museum has 4 floor to see. You can sense the importance that Rome gave to Galia, and its splendor. The cost is moderate, and they give discounts for students and seniors.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A museum can only display what it has and then put that in context. While this collection may not be the most exciting in the world, they do a very good job with what they have. One reviewer complained about too many stones. Well, walk faster - or read more. The strength of this Gallo-Roman museum is putting things in... More

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

I confess to liking museums very much, to having been a classics major, and to having lived in Lyon for my year abroad. All came together to make this an informative visit. While the museum may not have as extensive collections as other parts of the Roman Empire, Lyon was the center for Gaul and as such includes many more... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum had too many stones of burial places than nice sculptures and other nicer roman artifacts. The museum, however has a large collection of mosaics.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you like the ancient Romans, you get a good dose of them here: two big well-preserved theatres and this fabulous museum that gives you insight into every aspect of life in what was the greatest city of Roman Gaul. Allow plenty of time because the museum is quite huge, but well organized so you don't feel overwhelmed. Only problem... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum which was full of roman artifacts, we spent two hours here. and viewed much more than we had expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

To get to Lyon's famous Roman amphitheatres you have to go through the Gallo Roman Museum. The museum feels a bit tired but the amphitheatres are well worth seeing as Lyon was the major town of the three Gaul regions of the Roman Empire. The museum was built in the 1970s and its age shows in its concrete design (and... More

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