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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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Technical inventions combined with social history - fascinating museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank kiwieric
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A visit to the Musee Lumiere should be a must for anyone interested in the history of motion pictures. This museum shows the inventions of the brothers Lumiere from Cinematograph No 1 in 1895 through to their later achievements. Great!

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Thank David_Sav2014
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ''Villa'' is beautiful and the Museum presents a full spectrum of the talents of the Lumiere family, not only in photography and movie art, but also in industrial technologies and science.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating collection of items from the early days of French cinematography: old equipment, photos, all well explained. The most interesting part was the room where films from the late 1890s were shown, including shots of Berlin, New York, Morocco, London, Liverpool and of course France.

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Thank RodneyfromLondon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, I'm a photographer and visual artist and I just died and went to heaven inside this place.. but I was really disappointed that I got charged a full ticket even though only 2 floors were open (apparently there's 4?) I must say that if you don't speak French GET THE AUDIO GUIDE the information from this audioguide is so... More 

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Thank Jesse K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum has an amazing collection of original material and objects, plus the building itself is worth a visit. Take time to visit the wonderful cafes in the area - great vibe true Lyon

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lumiere work is fascinating and the small exhibition captures its imagination. The building itself is a beautiful house where the Lumiere family lived.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This history of film, housed in the former home of one of the Lumiere brothers, will fascinate all ages (except perhaps the youngest). Early devices that creating moving pictures on display, several of the more than a thousand films that they made are shown in various rooms, good discussion of others who were involved in this evolution, such as Eastman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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