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Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon

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Address: 13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 37 65 98
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Visiting the Musée de l’Imprimerie et de la Communication Graphique in Lyon is rather like discovering that the restaurant in the little inn where you stopped for a quick meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visiting the Musée de l’Imprimerie et de la Communication Graphique in Lyon is rather like discovering that the restaurant in the little inn where you stopped for a quick meal while traveling in the French countryside actually serves a multi-course meal worthy of 3-star status. In addition to the beautifully preserved printing presses that are situated throughout the museum’s many... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Absolutely loved this place. There was a really lovely man in the shop/ticket counter who was very helpful and charming. The exhibits are excellent, the building is pretty and interesting in itself. Thoroughly reccomend if you are interested in print.

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Paris, France
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Probably the best museum with very interesting facts on the history of printing. You'll see how this influenced many of our habits today. The visit is 4 to 5 hours long if you want to read and take your time to see everything in details. The visit is free if you have the Lyon Card pass giving you access to... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A well-told history of the printed word, housed in a beautiful old building in central Lyon. Informative labels and excellent artefacts. A delightful place to visit.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a museum of the history of printing. It is extensive, and contains examples of the earliest books, a linotype machine, paper money, posters, etc. You will enjoy this more than you expect, honest!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Really informative museum - helps you understand the part that printed material has played in history. Fortunately all exhibits have an English translation. It is also situated in the original Hotel de Ville

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Excellent artifacts and great presentation display and explanations, history of the mechanics of creating printed word as well as the art of calligraphy and graphics in printed works. Great to see school groups making use of this resource.

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Pennsylvannia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This museum does a superb job at what it aims to do--- feature the history of printing, both words and images. It is fairly technical and detailed and very well done. If you have an interest in this subject you will love it. If you don't--- well, you probably will not. There are also temporary exhibitions such as the one... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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341 reviews 341 reviews
206 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Okay, it might not be the most child friendly museum, but I loved it! The free audioguide was most helpful, learned a lot, the building is beautiful, that alone is something you would love to see. I am an archaeologist, specialized in Greek and Roman era, but didn't know about the imperial decretes about lithography, fascinating! I already knew The... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

If you have an interest in print and the printed arts then visit this museum. It is a nice size and can be done easily in an hour. No, it is not "kid friendly", but then I haven't met too 6 year olds that were into the history and evolution of fonts and lithography.

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