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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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A lot to take in

Ideal visit for a damp afternoon. Nicely laid out in a stunning building. Lots of detail in lots of rooms on lots of floors - so pick and choose!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Rochester, United Kingdom

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Ideal visit for a damp afternoon. Nicely laid out in a stunning building. Lots of detail in lots of rooms on lots of floors - so pick and choose!

Thank JamesLangstaff
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This historical museum is well set out, but we found it a little on the heavy side. The marionette museum is lighter and more interesting and colourful.

Thank anglicano
Fairfield, Connecticut
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290 reviews
111 attraction reviews
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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 

1 Thank Stephen P
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.

1 Thank Iminchgo
Athens, Greece
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213 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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 

1 Thank SophiaK
Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank SimoGeneva
Ambilly, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank franckydoudou
Tel Aviv, Israel
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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 

Thank Samivel
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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