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Address: 1 Place du Petit College | à quelques centaines de metres du metro "Vieux Myon", 69005, Lyon, France
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 5, 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Heraklion, Greece
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 new meaning after you've visited Lyon's History museum. If it's spring go to the 3rd... More 

Thank Mar1lena
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 at the last room. I think it took 2-3 hours. Very interesting artifacts including a... More 

Thank nategreat
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 English signs and info in each room. The history of this gorgeous city is fascinating.... More 

1 Thank Caroline C
Toronto, Canada
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1,387 reviews
560 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 781 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 liking of history the museum is fascinating. There are explanations in English that will keep... More 

1 Thank operalover939
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. It really covers the history of Lyon, with a lot of detail and visual aides... More 

2 Thank Noelle M
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

If you are at all interested in the history of the city of Lyon, this is a very good museum. In English it is not easy to find the history of Lyon. I would highly recommend this museum. It is a very good city musuem

1 Thank Nancy882
Riquewihr, France
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Not an original thought, but so true. This is part of the musées Gadagne. You can learn so much about Lyon history hear even if you do not speak French.

1 Thank AllyB72
Leeds, United Kingdom
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499 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Also known as the Musee Gadagne this is an intriguing museum as it's housed in a 500 year old building in the heart of of Vieux Lyon below Fourviere Hill, but well adapted to modern standards in no way spoiling its own historic ambience. It covers the history of Lyon from A-Z or rather in time sequential order and is... More 

2 Thank observer2011
Park City, Utah
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We always enjoy a "city history museum". Carnavalet, History of London (those are world class). This museum is darn good. This museum has two different names: Musee d'Histoire de Lydon and Musees Gadagne. The signage pointing you toward the museum says "Musee Gadagne". Lyon has a interesting history to tell and they do a decent job of telling it. I... More 

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