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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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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...more
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25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was surprised how much the Lumiere brothers had documented and filmed of their early travels around the world. This museum is easy to reach by public transport.

Thank dorothy s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is well worth a visit to find out about the Lumière Brothers who invented cinematography, the beginnings of the audio speaker, and other fascinating inventions. They were entrepreneurial in spirit and we still see the results to this day in the annual Lumière...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I am not personally a film buff by any means but I found this museum very interesting to visit. Lots of well documented pieces of equipment and several items that are hands on or "look through" exhibits

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed August 30, 2018

=this is a really interesting museum about the invention of cinema and many other inventions by this talented family. Nice surprise it is set in a fabulous art nouveau building which is worth going to see in its own right. Nice ship with some interesting...More

Thank May2591
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This museum is home to the beginnings of cinema by the Lumiere brothers, who were well ahead of their time. They invented the cinematographe and went overseas to film the world in order to bring it home to France. Set within an art nouveau mansion,...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed August 2, 2018

As a fan or the Art Nouveau movement, the Lumiere Brothers home is an exceptional example of architecture from this period of 19-95-1915. Fantastic stained glass, the beautiful corn husk themed wall paper in the stairway as well as decorative art and furniture from the...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Lots of great information about the Lumiere brothers. I learned about so many things besides just moving pictures that they invented and contributed to society. Well worth a visit.

Thank plavaseka
Reviewed July 17, 2018

What a beautiful home, decorated as it was when the Lumiere Bros lived there. We are both fascinated by photography and film, so a shrine for us. The displays are well set out and informative.

Thank StooDee
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This very typical house of the Bourgeoise Lyonnaise, in an area named "Monplaisir" "my pleasure. Is now the muséum of the history of cinéma and the heart of the "Festival Lumière" i october

Reviewed June 18, 2018

You get the full experience at the Institute and museum Lumiere, there's the chance to have a look around one of those wonderful old grand French Chateaus, it's a classic example of mansion building by a wealthy family, grand staircases and beautiful stained glass windows...More

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January 21, 2017|
Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 90 mins in the main building. Of course there might also be an interesting film scheduled for the adjacent cinema when you visit.
Vicki C
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a specific storage area, but I strongly suspect the reception staff would assist you in holding your bag while your tour the house and exterior areas.