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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of a complex with two Roman theatres the musée is located in a bunker like construction on top of the excavation. Outside you have a magnificent view, inside it does not take advantage of its excellent position. You can only see glimpses of the...More

1  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is beautifully laid out, and the audioguide commentary gives a fascinating presentation of the history of Lyon back to when it was Lugdunum, the capital of the three Gauls and second only to Rome in importance.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Summarizes the history of Lyon from prehistory through Roman times. Terrific mosaics and history that is well presented. A must see for any history buff!

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this museum! It has a rich collection of artifacts dating from 7,000 B. C. all the way through to about 300 A. D. There are many works of art as well as everyday objects from the Roman era; statues, busts, friezes, wall art,...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

… in its own right! Don’t let the rather modernist, low-key, unpretentious, external structure of this museum put you off in any way. Our expectations were low, and we almost didn’t go in – which would’ve been a real shame. The museum is almost entirely...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely recommended, interesting findings and excellently restored mocaics.Unique architecture of the building itself

Thank Amalia G
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited with my French father in law and my two children (ages 7 & 4). First the bad points... the museum is very much of it's time (i.e. 1975) and has not been updated since it's creation. Going into the lifts is like stepping back...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed April 3, 2017

If you'll be in Lyon you should climb the hill to see this, the theater, and the basilique. Interesting museum highlighting the areas rich history.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Five minutes walk from the Fourviere and the basilica, the museum of Roman artefacts underlines the important of Lyon as the most important city in Gaul.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This is an outstanding museum attached to Lyon's ancient Roman city, Lughunum, meaning "Hill of Lights". The ruins can be viewed from the museum windows. This museum winds down 5 floors, sans stairs, with the displays placed so you don't notice the descent. (Thank you...More

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If you've seen this museum AND the one in St Romain-en-Gaul (Vienne), which should I see as I've only got time for one?
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No idea, sorry. Only just seen this.