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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

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Address: 1 place du Petit College, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 56 74 06
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Interesting but only if you have time to spare!

The Gadagne is a small museum at the center of the old city of Lyon. The museum is housed in a fascinating four storey building of the 16th century owned by two brothers from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Athens, Greece

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really liked this museum. It gave us a good appreciation for this history of Lyon. Be aware that not all displays were translated into English but most were. With a combination ticket we also saw the Puppets of the World Museum. This was very interesting. I enjoyed seeing how the essentially same character was found in puppet shows in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is an excellent museum! The history of Lyon in an old noble-family home. I recommend it hightly if you are a student of history or interested in going beyond the tour-bus sites. If you have a chance, the restaurant on a rooftop terrace is an exceptional experience as well.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Gadagne is a small museum at the center of the old city of Lyon. The museum is housed in a fascinating four storey building of the 16th century owned by two brothers from Florence who lived in Lyon. The museum has two sections, one that covers a wide range of Lyon’s cultural history from the Roman’s settlement to late... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The setting is great, but the museum is disappointing. More like an exhibition of some interesting pieces from the archives, hardly any interesting object to see. Lyon has a 2000-old, fascinating history and should deserve more.

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Ambilly, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

lots of stuff to see, be quick on the first rooms as not really interesting... the part on the corporations of Lyon (18th cent) is way better. Huge building which would take too long if you wander too much so just go as you walk.. not a must seen but Worth the time if you have any.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In Musee Gadgane you'll find 2 museums in one charming building: History museum that has a very interesting audio-guide that explains about Lyon's history during several centuries and a smaller Marionettes museum that is quite charming. You can buy a combined ticket for both museums or just for one of them. In the 4th floor there is also a Cafe... More 

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Fareham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The building itself is of great interest, in that its corners and shafts have been used imaginatively. There are translations of most of the information boards. In the more-recent history sections there are many on display with some topics, such as Freemasonry and Revolutions, and minimal coverage of other elements of social history. There is a relatively small but extremely... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love museums, lived in Lyon, and wanted to learn what happened in Lyon in comparison with the better know history of Paris. The amount of content is overwhelming. I spent over four hours and had to have my audio guide replaced when the batteries ran out. I particularly liked the rooms on the French Revolution, which played out very... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum is big, but is not that interesting. It is the usual old style museum with boring displays. I did not learn much about Lyon history.

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Merles, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lyon has a long history and the story of its development is extremely well told in the first of these museums. Exhibits are arranged partly chronologically by floor and partly by genre: this can be confusing if you are bent on specific research, but I recommend wandering at will as everything is well signed and explained. The early looms are... More 

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Address: 1 place du Petit College, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 56 74 06
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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