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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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Such history in this area

It seems like you would just dig a little and find more history along with something historic. This museum caters to adults but don't hesitate to bring children as at almost any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It seems like you would just dig a little and find more history along with something historic. This museum caters to adults but don't hesitate to bring children as at almost any site you would want to take time to read the notices, there is something for children to do too that will interest them. It's very well laid out... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum doesn't look much from the outside but it's much more expansive inside than you might imagine. We were there on a day when it was free admission but the entrance fee is very reasonable anyway. Lots of very interesting displays and artifacts, would have been more interesting if we'd known there were audio guides in english but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Gallo-Roman Museum while on Fourviere Hill. Entrance fee was 4 euro each where included an audio guide. Many of the artifacts go back to 2000 BC and were excavated at the nearby digs (including a recent excavation for an underground parkade). We spent a couple of hours here, however there were many school kids here on an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum with different collections of antiques, artifacts, variety of Roman periods which is totally interesting for because it was located underground with signs of some powerful beauty of mosaics and history of Roman colony here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 11, 2016

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 July 8, 2016 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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