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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 #12 of 85 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An amazing site for cinephiles to discover the birth of film! The museum is an excellent place to visit, but its contemporary cinematheque next door is also great for viewing historic and modern films. They invite a number of high profile directors and film scholars and it's amazing to catch them at the Institute Lumière away from the screaming variety... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This museum is a must-see if you have any interest in film or art nouveau design. The achievements of the brilliant Lumiere brothers who created the first film are beautifully exhibited in the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Some of the text/talk is a little bit too self serving but other than that, it is awesome to see all of the old instruments, how the process of cinema started, and to get to know the Lumierefamily. I was amazed to learn about the first colored photos as well. Definitely worth the trip!

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Fortaleza, CE
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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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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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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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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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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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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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