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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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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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Came here with 4 teens who were not so keen to go to a museum, and they loved it. It was so interesting to learn about the brothers Lumiere. Something I knew nothing about. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with 4 teens who were not so keen to go to a museum, and they loved it. It was so interesting to learn about the brothers Lumiere. Something I knew nothing about. The house is beautiful and the museum very well set up. It takes about 60 minutes so perfect for the impatient teenager.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Educational place, moving pictures, high technology, mixture of excellent exhibition of films and alike. Very interesting and lovely thing to enjoy.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A must see...get the handheld guide. Good history, museum pieces and educational! Dallow time for rather long and entertaining history movie upstairs! Younger children may be bored...but 16-120 will love this musee!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Anyone who is a film buff knows the Lumiere brothers invented moving pictures. Their family home has been turned into a tribute to their inventions. The home is gorgeous ! Whoever designed the museum did a great job, as the beautiful rooms were honoured, the family rooms were recreated, and then all the technical things associated with the family's businesses... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Fabulous family mansion converted into a museum detailing the work of the Lumière family and their contribution to cinema and photography. Diagrams and models of the techniques behind the development of cinema from its very beginnings.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Imagine that someone told you about their mad new idea, something that will change the world. Auguste and Louis Lumiere had one that did just this. Moving pictures for the masses. The Lumiere Institute celebrates their mad idea with displays of the technology available at that time. I was less interested in the equipment than I was in the images... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I cannot believe I had never heard of these brothers. Turns out they are modern day Di Vinci's. The museum / institute is wonderfully thought out and a wealth of knowledge. The audio guide is a must

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wonderful museum set in a great mansion with excellent exhibitions of the first ever films in the world. Good mixture of interactive exhibits.

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Interesting building and history of Lumiere brothers with lots of old film footage. We went in for free as we had a 3 day Lyon City pass - great value..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Interesting little museum, but very expensive considering its size. Still a great place to learn about the Lumiere brothers who are undoutededly some of the most famous lyonais people of all-time.

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