Institut & Musee Lumiere

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Institut & Musee Lumiere
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs.
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Negrean Rosian
Cluj-Napoca, Romania91 contributions
Nice place to visit
Nov 2021 • Friends
There is a lot of historical information about the development of the technology for film making. Movie rooms, different devices, some of them interactive, with audio guide in different languages, a gift shop. Overall a nice experience. It took more than 1h to visit everything
Written November 28, 2021
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Jeff B
Seattle, WA677 contributions
Worthwhile if interested in the technical development of moving images, or color still images
Sep 2021
We visited the Museum. If one is interested in the technical development/invention of moving images, as well as color still images, or in the brothers Lumiére, this is a worthwhile stop.

The reception is a bit laid-back. Most of the signage on the displays is in only French, so we went back to the reception to ask if there was a brochure available. They looked surprised by the question, and offered an English brochure, which was of limited help.
Written September 10, 2021
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World Traveler
London, UK17 contributions
Great, historical museum!
Aug 2021
A bit far from the main tourist attractions but well worth the visit for any cinema lover. It was amazing going to the place where cinema was born and where the Lumiere family lived!
Written September 7, 2021
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Ivan R
3 contributions
Nice place for tech-savvy
Aug 2020
If you are interested in tech and would like to know more about how cinema was born - then you must visit this place.
Written August 25, 2020
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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,425 contributions
Fathers of cinema
Jun 2019
The Lumiere brothers, the fathers of cinema, and the world’s first motion picture was created in Lyon. Very informative displays. This city is a gem for the art livers.
Written January 23, 2020
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Jimmy O
Perth, Australia41 contributions
the invention of the cinema
Jan 2019
The 1st time cinema has been created was in Lyon by the Lumiere Brothers. This museum will explain you all you don't know about the 1st step of the cinema
Written December 22, 2019
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Albert
Lyon, France10 contributions
Overpriced
Dec 2019
I was hoping for something better. Very few explanations of the exposed material and they're all in English.
The house and the surroundings are beautiful.
Written December 14, 2019
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albertv1527
Utrecht, The Netherlands603 contributions
Overpriced small collection
Dec 2019 • Solo
The location is a beautiful Art Nouveau house. Inside you get to see 2 period rooms and a fantastic entrance hall. The 'collection' is very small. Some early movie recording/projection devices, a lot of magic lanterns, and you can watch some of the first movies ever made on screens. To fill things up you get told about the Lumiere's industrial achievements (developing photography material) and shown 3d and coloured pictures (of the Lumiere family) made with their products.
All in all this site is overpriced. All texts are in French. For explanation in a different language you need to pay 3 euro extra for an audioguide.
Written December 10, 2019
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Smith1959
Birmingham, UK16 contributions
Much more interesting than I expected
Oct 2019
Only visited the museum; cannot comment on the Institut. Entry price was EUR7 which was very reasonable for a most informative & interesting history of the Lumiere brothers & their role in cinematography in particular. Learned a great deal. The museum building itself is also of interest. Unless you speak good French you must opt for the English language audio guide as otherwise you will not learn a great deal, with few exceptions all written information being in French only.
Written November 1, 2019
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Oldhanwellian
9 contributions
Wonderfully interesting
Oct 2019
In the impressive house of one of the Lumiere brothers, this museum is a fascinating mix of family and film history.
Written October 15, 2019
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