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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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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... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Thank ottawasommelier
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son (20s) and I used the Lyon City Card to cover the cost of our visit. The building is easily accessible by public transport. For those interested in the evolution of cinematography, it is a must-see and worth a rating of 5. For the more general tourist, there are fascinating glimpses of life in the 1890s and 1900s in... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

120 years ago Lumiere (light) brothers were start to make movies, It was great step I think. Then you have to see the museum - small building with good atmosphere. Its quiet, not a lot of people or groups. Located in Lumiere area, where you can find the small garden, some restaurants. Its a nice place for visit in Lyon.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional museum, lot of information, but I would have wanted more storytelling. Not very entertaining for an impatient 2010's tourist. The museum shop could have been better, considering all the visual material of the museum.

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