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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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Excellent museum

Brilliant to learn about how cinematography was invented. Beautiful old mansion where the Lumiere family lived

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Woonona, Australia

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Sioux Falls South Dakota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing the different cameras and proto cinema devices. I teach the history of photography so all the photographs and films by the lumieres were such a treat to see and great for my research. I was so excited in fact I decided to make a photograph in the garden room. No one was in there and I wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Brilliant to learn about how cinematography was invented. Beautiful old mansion where the Lumiere family lived

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This wonderful museum is dedicated to the Lumiere brothers and describes their amazing contributions to the development of film making, as well as other amazing innovations and inventions. Set in the mansion that was their home, a gorgeous art nouveau jewel, where the rooms are as interesting as the exhibits! There is a short documentary film you can watch as... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When in Lyon do visit the Musee Lumiere especially if you are a film buff. The building itself is lovely, art nouveau, with lots of the original details surviving. The English audio guide is excellent and we learned a great deal about this interesting family. The museum was easy to reach on Lyon's metro system, only a block from the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very Fascinating and informative. It was remarkable to see the advances in cinema from its origins. I was amazed to discover that the Lumiere brothers also had patents in other areas (the first prosthetic hand for amputees, medicine impregnated gauze - still utilized in the medical field today)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum describes the start of film making in 1895. Lots of examples of machinery and equipment as well as films to ilustrate the growth of the new technology.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Institut & Musee Lumiere

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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