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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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Offbeat but really interesting museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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New York City, New York

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is one for folks in the printing and graphic arts indusrties. Traces the history of printing and graphic design. In a lovely old building.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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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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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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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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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Address: Address: 13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 37 65 98
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Cordeliers - Jacobins

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