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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient...

This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.

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Some impressive displays

A spacious sloping spiral walks you back through millennia to show remnants of one of the great cities of the Roman Empire. Statues, statuettes, mosaics, glassware, inscribed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A spacious sloping spiral walks you back through millennia to show remnants of one of the great cities of the Roman Empire. Statues, statuettes, mosaics, glassware, inscribed stones, jewellery... all display the achievement of ancient Europe. Worthwhile escape from sun or rain for an hour, or more for enthusiasts.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked fron Perrache to Fourvierre, about 20 mins. Beware steep hills a good degree of fitness needed for the last part. There is a bus that stops opposite the entrance. FREE ENTRY.....The Museum was built into a hill and discreet, so not to detract from the Ruins. However its a huge complex over several floors. I have read stacks of... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on top of the hill where the Romans built their two amphitheatres this is a wonderfully devised and well designed exhibition of the Celtic civilisation of Gaul as its culture melded with the Roman world. These people were Celts, they spoke the ancestor of Welsh, the museum holds the Colingy calendar, a peg calendar made in the 2nd century,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The museum is situated on the remains of the old Roman amphitheatres of Lugdunum. It has a large collection of roman antiquities, stonework and artifacts that have been found in and around Lyon. This is an excellent place to understand the importance of Lyon during Roman times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We went to the roman remains and the entrance to the museum was not clear for us in English. In fact we thought it was a theatre. Glad we had the nerve to open the doors and go into this huge building and free museum. One thing for us was that we needed passport or id to get an English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is amazing. The collection of artifacts is compendious, covering pre-Roman and Roman periods with a wide variety of artifacts. It is totally underground and reveals a number of digs and some incredible mosaics- a must see for any antiquities fan.

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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

High up above Lyon this museum descends several floors with exhibits on the pre-Roman and Roman era history of Lyon and the surrounding area. The exhibits show many artifacts both "in Situ" and after having been extracted and cleaned and in some cases also shows what they would have looked like. There are a great many Roman era stone work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This museum is part of the uncovered Roman amphitheater and arena, and is worth the trouble to get to. Hundreds of artifacts, arranged to tell the story of the Roman colony of Lyon.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stumbled upon this museum when we were visiting the nearby Roman Amphitheater. The Museum has a large collection of Gallo – Roman artifacts, including entire mosaic floors and many large memorial stones. While the museum may only attract people who are interested in Roman history, the architecture of this museum itself is worth a visit. Building on the hillside,... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We popped into this museum after having wandered around the ruins. I found the building more interesting than the contents to be honest. Very detailed and archaeology overload....

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