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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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Address: 25 rue du Premier Film, 69352 Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 78 18 95
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Description: In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the...
In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs.
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Well-Worthwhile Museum Experience in Lyon - A Must for any Film or Photography Aficionado!

This museum was much better than I had actually expected! The Lumiere family is fascinating and per their inventions greatly influenced the world in which we live in today. Found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum was much better than I had actually expected! The Lumiere family is fascinating and per their inventions greatly influenced the world in which we live in today. Found a visit here to be quite fascinating. As the signage throughout the museum is only in French, definitely purchase an audio guide for 3 euros, as it is well worth... More 

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Mirepoix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

These 2 brothers did so much for us. The museum is housed in their beautiful house on the park. Very comprehensive - you need quite a while to appreciate it all. Use an audio guide in your chosen language.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Ever wonder about what you a seeing on the big screen scenes, well by going to this museum it will give you an insight how they are achieved. Interesting displays of movie sets, and wonderful miniature compositions. Well worth a look.

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

The museum clearly needs some refreshing since some of the descriptive plaques are worn. It's worthwhile to pay the extra 3 Euros for the English audioguide since most of the labels are in French. You'll be gifted with a history of the Lumiere brothers who took some early discoveries in motion photography and turned them into a worldwide enterprise. They... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is well worth a visit. I knew that the Lumiere brothers basically invented cinematography, but what else they did was unbelievable. It is worthwhile spending the 20 minutes or so watching the film about their lives as well as looking at the exhibits. This is a must-see for all photographers.

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Wevelgem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum tells the story of Lumière who invented film. The location in the villa of the Lumières is splendid. Some interactive features. Take the audio guide !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The story of the Lumiere brothers is not well known outside of France, so if you like movies and photos and learn how it started, this is the place ! Nice and spacious museum in a beautifull villa.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Musée Lumière is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the history of film (outside of a narrow American context). It offers a long view of the history of experiments to create images through the projection of light and to reproduce the impression of motion, experiments that culminated in the invention of photography and cinema. Of special... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have learned a lot about the birth of cinema and I particularly liked the bits of films that you can see, probably, only here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a very good small museum that makes you travel to the heart of cinema's birth and to the house of the founding brothers. Good selection of old films. Do not miss the room with vintage Lumière cameras and film advertisement from the 1940's.

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Additional Information about Institut & Musee Lumiere

Address: Address: 25 rue du Premier Film, 69352 Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 78 18 95
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

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