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Address: 25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 78 18 95
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In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the...

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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Very interesting museum

It is one of the local attraction in Lyon, very interesting museum. Not very big in size but a lot of history and interesting commentary. A must see for cinema lovers. They also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the local attraction in Lyon, very interesting museum. Not very big in size but a lot of history and interesting commentary. A must see for cinema lovers. They also have special evenings where you can watch classic movies there.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old building with many original features . The exhibits show the life and work of these famous brothers who were instrumental in launching the modern cinema . Plenty to see for a gentle afternoon visit . Soak up the atmosphere of the house and enjoy the beautiful old cinematography and artifacts .

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit shows us an incredibly well guarded number or films and material in a wonderful state of conservation. The visit can be done quickly and the knowledge it brings the visitor is really valuable.

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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The genius in this house is at least a couple generations deep. Over 500 patents, including the invention of the cinematograph, which so significantly changed how society, east and west, presents and perceives the world. The exceptionally beautiful and interesting mansion is merely a backdrop for the inventions that tell the story of the Lumière brothers who, thanks to their... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a short metro trip out of the centre of Lyon. Well worth the trip. The house itself was the family villa and I believe the area was the site of the Lumiere factory. Inside you will find a range of early cinematographic apparatus which tell the story of the invention and development of photography and film. The... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I had not heard of the Lumiere brothers so this was new to me. The museum displays on its wall a number of early films, including the very first - workers exiting a silk factory. You have to stop and watch them all. Interestingly the films were not at all jerky the way we have seen other early films. Also... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I loved the lion carving on the handrail on the ground floor and the huge window! My husband doesn't speak French so the lack of information in English was somewhat disappointing and we didn't find out about the audio-guides until later. The museum was spread over two floors, not four as we were led to believe. The best bit so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

...then you must visit this museum. An extensive display of equipment and images from the Lumieres' era. Not a museum to hurry, but allow 2 hours to watch a selection the movie clips. Possibly one of the best museums in Lyon.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

My husband is much more of a film-lover than I am, but I thought I'd find enough to keep me from being too bored, so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this museum. We got free entry with our Lyon City Cards, but paid 3 euros each for audio guides, which were definitely worth it. I enjoyed looking at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

It takes well over an hour to do this right with the audioguide, but the Lumiere's were amazing and contributed so much to photography and film. So many inventions, and a great place to learn about them. Try to avoid the school tour groups though!

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