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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 #14 of 82 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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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Just outside the Institute there are two parks. One is fenced, and quiet, excellent for catching one's thoughts. The other, by the Metro, is a community area where a large (for Europe) market is held. Well worth stopping by this Museum, even if not to go inside :)

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

With the all the information in French we brought audioguides (3 euros each). When we attended entry was free as we had purchased a Lyon City card.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Quite an eye opener ... Who knew the Lumiere brothers were critical in the invention of so much; from cinematography to film and pharmaceuticals to speakers. The house is beautiful and the museum really interesting! The audio guide is well worth the €3 if you do not speak French as none of the description plaques are translated.

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MuseeLumiere, Responsable relations clients at Institut & Musee Lumiere, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for this very positive feed back ! I confirm : Audioguides are really necessary if you do not speak french. More

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