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Institut & Musee Lumiere

25 rue du Premier Film, 69352 Lyon, France
04 78 78 18 95
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Ranked #14 of 76 attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Movie Theaters
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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

Katy, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Conidering this is where film/ cinema started, put it on the list to see. No doubt the brothers were inventive geniuses. and lots of their early cameras, and some photo's were on display. Nice 1900 ish home, grand staircases, wood carvings, high ceilings. Clips of a handful of their first short movies play, then you walk upstairs, see a bedroom,... More

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

Thank you for your nice description of what you've discovered in our museum ! Since you are back home we hope that you are proud to say that you 've been where the first film of the History was shot ! No doubt that a good documentary explains many thinks but discovering such a place is worth the experience !... More

Greetham, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a revelation the Lumiere Brothers were. I had no idea how many things they invented. This museum is well worth the visit, well laid out and in a gorgeous old house, their old family home. It is not in the centre of Lyon but easy to find, right by the metro station at Lumiere.

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Greater Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've been twice and would go back any time. The house is absolutely beautiful and a treasure trove for anyone interested in the cinema. The early films by the Lumiere brothers are wonderful.

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Minneapolis
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I was taken to the Lumiere Institute and Museum without really knowing much about the Lumiere Brothers. It really was a thoroughly enjoyable peek into their lives and homes. Not being from France, the museum definitely helped illustrate to me why film is so ingrained in the National culture. I should have sprung for the audio guide - all the... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Really enjoyed this well laid out museum. Entry was free with the City Card but we paid 3 euros for the audio tour and it was definitely worth it. Very interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

the house is very impressive. the collection is organized in a didatic, well presented way so even young children get to know how cinema and movies got started. It is not a long visit and it got like 2 hours top to see everithing. you can go by subway.

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Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We only had a couple of hours to see something around Lyon, so together with a couple of my friends we decided to emerge ourselves into old photo- and film industry history, so we visited the Lumiere brothers museum - which was actually their house: one room is even preserved in the way of how it was used. For a... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nice collection of old movie equipment, and a well documented guided tour through the early days of cinema in France.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

An interesting exhibition in a beautifull place. An history of the inventino of cinema, an history of a family and its people.

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