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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

1 Place du petit College | à quelques centaines de metres du metro Vieux Myon, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 03 61
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1 Place du petit College | à quelques centaines de metres du metro Vieux Myon, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 03 61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank kingofhma
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.

Thank Dora V
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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank Mar1lena
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I wish we had gone there on one of our first days and not the last. It made me appreciate the rich culture and various influences of Lyon. There are a lot of rooms, I was really tired of walking by the time I arrived...More

Thank nategreat
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This museum is definitely worth a visit. The building is lovely with many, 28 I think, rooms. The building and rooms themselves are interesting. Little corredors and spiral stairs. Lovely colour stone. You can get a head phone to give you details but there are...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Known as the Musee Gadagne, this building contains more than twenty rooms dealing with the history of Lyon from the Roman era, when the settlement was called Lugdunum, to the present. It helps if you can read French (we can), but for anyone with a...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We ended up getting kicked out of the museum due to closing time. We didn't realize how many rooms they had so we lingered too long over the first dozen or so. The audio guide was great, and each room had a lot to see....More

2  Thank Noelle M
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