Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature

Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature

Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature
4.5
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This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
How to get there
  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean • 3 min walk
  • Bellecour • 8 min walk
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  • avenger1314
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania237 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2023 visit
    We got in with Lyon City Card - so free entry. The museum was a nice journey through the memory lane with images and props from famous movies from the 70's, 80;s and 90's. Loved it. The higher levels have amazing miniatures on display, tremendous work and dedication from their creator. Loved the time spent there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Andy R
    Leeds, United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit for films buffs - make sure you leave plenty of time to visit.
    To any film buff, you must visit this museum. The museum is spread over 6 floors with 12 areas to look at. It starts in the cellar, with an appropriate couple of film sets to observe. Moving up the the levels, your presented with full film sets (some rebuilt by the original film set builders), artefacts from the films and some of the special effects whether body parts or other. On our visit there was quite a lot from star wars along with some stunning sets from Le Parfum. The top floor was dedicated to miniatures. The miniatures were serts in themselves with incredible detail. We arrived only an hour before closing and hadnt realised it was recommended as 1-2 hours visit. It was therefore a rushed visit but well worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2023
  • permia
    61,966 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite miniatures
    Undoubtedly it was the exquisite miniaturisations that were the highlight. Beautifully crafted they cover a multitude of segments of life. Grocery and hardware stores, dining rooms and school classrooms were just some of the lovely creations. Before that in the marvellous historic build that is its home are props and sets for many movies and TV series. Mrs Doubtfire, Thelma & Louise, Apollo 13, Breaking Bad and of course Star Wars are illustrated.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Vlad
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    It's rare that you go to a museum that's truly different and spectacular at the same time, but this is exactly what this is. You start with visiting various parts of the set of the movie Perfume. Then there are a few floors containing various items used in many popular movies. You finish at the top floor containing lots of absolutely stunning miniatures used in films. Overall a brilliant experience and I'd say this is a must for any movie fans visiting Lyon.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 8, 2024
  • Alexander W
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom1,102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of movie memorabilia on display here, nearly forgot about the miniatures!
    The miniatures here are great, and it’s interesting to view them, though as these are at the top of the museum they seem almost an afterthought. Loads of great movie memorabilia, well presented. Everything is in a glass case, so would be nice to have a little variety, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Be prepared to climb stairs!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
  • Sarah F
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb museum
    Superb museum, particularly enjoyed the artwork and illustrations section but a great selection of cinema memorabilia from a wide range of genres. In addition the miniature artwork is AMAZING. Well worth a visit if in Lyon.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
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Babyalmie
Dorset, UK770 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
This is a great little museum dedicated to both cinema and miniature dioramas. The displays are very good, with a lot of props from various films. The layout is very good, with a couple of rooms separated off as they contain props potentially unsuitable for children (weapons, horror film props etc). I found the Alien display quite triggering! My favourite bit was the top floor of dioramas which were not only fascinating in themselves but also show how light can be used to suggest a time of day. Highly recommended.
Written September 5, 2022
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Vlad
Glasgow, UK1,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It's rare that you go to a museum that's truly different and spectacular at the same time, but this is exactly what this is. You start with visiting various parts of the set of the movie Perfume. Then there are a few floors containing various items used in many popular movies. You finish at the top floor containing lots of absolutely stunning miniatures used in films. Overall a brilliant experience and I'd say this is a must for any movie fans visiting Lyon.
Written January 9, 2024
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This such an awesome museum for movie fans and miniature lovers..I am both! You work your way up several flights of stairs to rooms on different floors. The movie props were very good and rival similar museums in LA. The miniatures were excellent and many were true works of art..again that rivals or beats other miniature museums I have visited. I definitely enjoyed my visit!
Written May 7, 2023
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avenger1314
Cluj-Napoca, Romania237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We got in with Lyon City Card - so free entry. The museum was a nice journey through the memory lane with images and props from famous movies from the 70's, 80;s and 90's. Loved it. The higher levels have amazing miniatures on display, tremendous work and dedication from their creator. Loved the time spent there.
Written July 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nick
World10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Wonderful museum with entire sets, props, miniatures, and costumes from cinema and television throughout the past century. The historic building it is in is also gorgeous, with interesting walkways overlooking a small courtyard.

The line at the door might appear long but it moves very fast. Definitely check this place out!
Written February 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andy R
Leeds, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
To any film buff, you must visit this museum. The museum is spread over 6 floors with 12 areas to look at. It starts in the cellar, with an appropriate couple of film sets to observe. Moving up the the levels, your presented with full film sets (some rebuilt by the original film set builders), artefacts from the films and some of the special effects whether body parts or other. On our visit there was quite a lot from star wars along with some stunning sets from Le Parfum. The top floor was dedicated to miniatures. The miniatures were serts in themselves with incredible detail. We arrived only an hour before closing and hadnt realised it was recommended as 1-2 hours visit. It was therefore a rushed visit but well worth it.
Written September 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarah F
Newcastle-under-lyme, United Kingdom43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Superb museum, particularly enjoyed the artwork and illustrations section but a great selection of cinema memorabilia from a wide range of genres. In addition the miniature artwork is AMAZING. Well worth a visit if in Lyon.
Written February 25, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK1,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The miniatures here are great, and it’s interesting to view them, though as these are at the top of the museum they seem almost an afterthought.
Loads of great movie memorabilia, well presented. Everything is in a glass case, so would be nice to have a little variety, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Be prepared to climb stairs!
Written February 23, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

permia
Ireland61,966 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Undoubtedly it was the exquisite miniaturisations that were the highlight. Beautifully crafted they cover a multitude of segments of life.

Grocery and hardware stores, dining rooms and school classrooms were just some of the lovely creations.

Before that in the marvellous historic build that is its home are props and sets for many movies and TV series. Mrs Doubtfire, Thelma & Louise, Apollo 13, Breaking Bad and of course Star Wars are illustrated.
Written December 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ketigz
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
You should definitely go there, if you love cinema! Museum housed in a beautiful historic building . On the ground floor you'll find film sets from "parfume ". The middle level is full of iconic film props, costumes. The top floors have an amazing collection of miniatures. We absolutely loved it. Looking inside it seemed so real!
Written March 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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