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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (31 reviews)
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17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is housed in a modern building, and through 2 large windows overlooks the Roman amphitheatre, but is otherwise hidden from view from the amphitheatre. The museum is clustered around themes, which works very well. The exhibit starts with some pre-Roman artefacts, including parts...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 4 days ago

For anyone interested in history: this is a modern, architecturally well-designed museum, about 100 m. from the Basilica Notre Dame in Old (Vieux) Lyon and overlooking two well-preserved Roman-era amphitheaters. If you read French, you'll do well on your own; if not, even though most...More

Thank cyn22016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlights of this Museum is Mosaic! It worth takes time to enjoy them. It let us understand more about Gallo.

Thank J F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent archaeological museum in a hill next to the remains of a massive Roman amphitheatre (visit the museum first and then take a stroll through the ruins). The museum boasts an extensive, well curated collection of Gallo-Roman artefacts housed on multiple floors including some stunning...More

Thank CookiDr4gon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides a wonderful picture of this Roman city in Gaul. It's not expensive admission and is extraordinarily well done. Free audio guide provides excellent commentary. Don't miss it!

Thank VirginiaWanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Roman history museums I have visited. Given the importance of Gaul (roughly France) in boosting the rise of Julius Cesar and the subsequent rise of Rome as an empire, this museum is a must while in Lyon. It's architecture...More

Thank AVM2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is located right beside the two Roman amphitheaters in the Fourviere area and connected via funicular to public transit. The museum appears quite small from the outside, but was built right into the hill with only a few obvious windows and the main...More

Thank A_M_Nell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum of five levels. The structure fits into a wall area next to the ROMAN theatre. The level entry is either at the first floor or fifth. You get the audio guide on the fifth level. The museum is very informative...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed September 12, 2017

If you are interested in the early Roman times this is a good museum to visit while in Lyon. Lots of mosaic floors, carvings and artifacts. It has a good window view of the Roman amphitheater (although the window was in needs of cleaning when...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I enjoy visiting Roman foundations of cities, and I happen to like looking at the artifacts, etc, due to my interest in history. I loved the mosaics! I was there on a free admission day. The exhibits are well labeled in English, but one can...More

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Jake N
July 14, 2016|
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