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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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Amazing building with great displays about the invention of film

The museum tells the story of Lumière who invented film. The location in the villa of the Lumières is splendid. Some interactive features. Take the audio guide !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Wevelgem, Belgium
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Wevelgem, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum tells the story of Lumière who invented film. The location in the villa of the Lumières is splendid. Some interactive features. Take the audio guide !

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belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The story of the Lumiere brothers is not well known outside of France, so if you like movies and photos and learn how it started, this is the place ! Nice and spacious museum in a beautifull villa.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Musée Lumière is a fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the history of film (outside of a narrow American context). It offers a long view of the history of experiments to create images through the projection of light and to reproduce the impression of motion, experiments that culminated in the invention of photography and cinema. Of special... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I have learned a lot about the birth of cinema and I particularly liked the bits of films that you can see, probably, only here.

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City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a very good small museum that makes you travel to the heart of cinema's birth and to the house of the founding brothers. Good selection of old films. Do not miss the room with vintage Lumière cameras and film advertisement from the 1940's.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This museum in the home of the Lumiere's doesn't take long to visit but it is worth the time to see film history from a different perspective. There used to be a huge film factory here but now they have taken some of the land for a modern visitor center. This is close to the metro station.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is the land of the Lumiere brothers: theis home place and the huge cinema factory they created. If you are in Lyon, you must visit this "musée"

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Anyone interested in the development of photography and film should make this a "must visit" place if you are in Lyon. We planned for two hours and wished we could stay longer. The Lumiere family was incredibly talented both as inventors and businessmen. Do see the movie first, then linger around the exhibits. It only takes about 10 minutes to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

"Lumiere" means light! ... and what a light they were the Lumiere brothers to the inception of moving pictures. Audio guides are available in English but the French ones were more comprehensive. Do go straight up to the first floor to see the movie if you can, it brings it all together making this a memorable visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I agree with one reviewer who said you should see the film on this amazing family before looking at artifacts in this house. The film is a bit too long for all but the serious film student, but it showed the tremendous impact of this family. Only one room was furnished as when someone lived there, and I personally would... More 

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