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Institut & Musee Lumiere

25 rue du Premier Film, 69352 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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Ranked #13 of 83 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Movie Theaters
Owner description: In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers'... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fortaleza, CE
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206 reviews 206 reviews
184 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This small museum has ancient cinema cameras and interactive displays that shoe ancient cinema. Very nice collection. You learn and see that 3d photo is very old.

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you love photography, cinema, or anything technological, you should visit this place. If you love history and entrepreneurship, you should visit this place. If you have the Lyon City Card (and if you don't, what's wrong with you??) and you are trying to decide which 2-3 museums are worth your time during your time in Lyon, visit this place.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The story of cinema just in front of you. Discover all the details for Lumiere Brothers. The Museum used to be the family's home. So it is a great experience to find out the way they lived. Don't miss it

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The whole history of the Lumiere brothers inventions are brought to life in this Museum, and it is just fasinating. The displays are spellbinding and the house itself is a wonderful piece of architecture. Take the metro and arrive in this quite part of town, the Museum has a garden to sit in and relax if you are lucky enough... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My daughter was dseparate to go here - so glad we did. Not expensive to go in, very helpful staff at desk and so interesting finding about about the Lumiere family. Only had 2 hours and made good use of it and would visit again. Peaceful garden to sit and take a drink in, if you brought it with you... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are a lot of interesting facts to be learned here. But it felt like it needed a little bit more something. The young woman who sold us the tickets was very polite and helpful. I would give her 5 stars for customer service. She was very kind and called us a cab when we left. The museum is a... More

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city island, new york
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201 reviews 201 reviews
37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

you can see where the 1st movie in the world was filmed and you can experience the 19th century house and learn about the Bros Lumiere--very interesting and quick to go through

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After you've done the touristy things or want to avoid the crowds this is a great place to visit. This is where Cinema started with short movies by the Lumiere brothers who were great inventors.Great little museum

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

These brothers were real innovators. I enjoyed learning about them and their wonderful inventions. The artifacts are pretty well displayed but non-French speakers do miss out even when using the audio guide. I feel that the brothers Lumiere would have come up with innovative solutions to this problem - their magic and innovation need applying here. Their legacy is extremely... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This interesting and engaging exhibit in a lovely art nouveau mansion is right across the street from a Metro station. The English audioguide is well done and provides good coverage of the exhibits, which make effective use of still and moving photography. This is the story of a remarkable family, as well as of a technology that changed the world.

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