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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

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1 Place du petit College | à quelques centaines de metres du metro Vieux Myon, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

If you are a history buff, a francophile, interested in what makes a particular place what it is, you can spend a couple of hours here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jzimnie
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

It might not be the first museum on your list but honestly worth visiting. You are traveling from antiquity to modern time. Very interesting maps, documents and objects.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The people of Lyon love their history, language and culture as do all the French. This museum is great and in depth about history and culture if you are in to it. If you like superficial, fake news, fake history and fake culture skip this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

You needed to buy a combined ticket for the history museum and the marionette museum. We walked quickly through the marionette museum that was not of interest to us. For the history museum they provide a free audio guide. We didn't find the history museum...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

I personally like local history and I am glad I searched this out. Free audio guide makes the visit as you need the background especially the weaving industry of Lyon.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I took the audio guide which helps a lot in going through the museum and explains the history in a nutshell. It was an amazing journey. Well explained and the artefacts on display were pertinent and super well conserved.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

This is a good opportunity to learn about the history of Lyon. Furthermore the museum offers you a great look into the Renaissance house of a very rich family. There are also all kind of puppets from all over the world.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed April 14, 2017

As a rule, you should never miss history museums, and all the more in Lyon. The museum is set in one of the oldest and prettiest buildings in Vieux-Lyon. The icing on the cake : the Puppets of the World Museum is housed next door...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank severus75
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Visit this museum when you are in good shape (walking and step up on stairs and ready to read. Audio guide are available in English. It has beautiful garden on the roof level/hill.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank bassuharto
Reviewed January 6, 2017

My advice, dedicate a whole day to visit both museums in the building. Definitely worth it. And because I regretted going on my 4th trip to Lyon, I would advise you to make it one of the first attractions you visit, it'll all get a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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