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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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Address: 25 rue du Premier 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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For all the cinema lovers

Great way to understand the story of cinema, and to experience the day to day life of french Bourgeoisie... and all the positive outcomes these guys brought to the city and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to understand the story of cinema, and to experience the day to day life of french Bourgeoisie... and all the positive outcomes these guys brought to the city and the world. Very enlightening.

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Plymouth, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Insitut & Musee Lumiere is the place to visit especially if you are a film buff. The Institut is housed in the original home of the Lumiere family, and where the two Lumiere brothers developed and perfected the means to capture and project motion pictures, BEFORE Thomas Edison. It's an absorbing exhibit, rich with detail and history. The Lumiere... More 

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Istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house of Lumiere Brothers with very informative exhibition about the birth of cinematography.

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Mississauga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of a kind . Do no miss it if you are in Lyon specially for the movie lovers. It will enlighten you as how the cinema was born.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lots of information about the equpiment used to film, however not every information has English translations, so that's a bit annoying for tourists. Also great to see examples of films recorded by Lumiere brothers.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

You will enjoy the break in this town house beautifully restored which was part of the Lumiere estate. The exhibition about the cinema is very interesting and also entertaining. Use the audio guides if you can't speak French. The entry price is very keen. Go back in time for a couple of hours!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Must visit if you are interested in the history of cinema. Situated in former Lumiere family villa near a metro station.The museum gives an excellence outline of the contribution of the Lumiere brothers to the early development of cinema. Easy to follow audio guide available in English explains displays. Small cinema showing early silent short documentary films gives a fascinating... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

It was my third time in Lyon visiting my girlfriend who was there for her studies and she had basically taken me all around the touristy things to do except here, it is one of the best things to do in Lyon has lots of information into the history of cinema something we can all enjoy today thanks the family.... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A small museum about the first years of cinema. One problem was the lack of English guidance. Just some explanations we're both in French and English but most we're only in French.

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Allen, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I had read about the Lumiere museum prior to our visit, but little did I know exactly how much history is housed inside. We did the self-guided audio tour, and we were fascinated by every minute. The Lumiere's are truly a family with a wide variety of things to be remembered for. A great educational experience!

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