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Address: 1 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 0478420361
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 

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Park City, Utah
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Lyon used to be a very important textile city in Europe so it comes to no surprise they have a large history. The museum is well organised and makes it easy to understand everything. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Love this museum and the delightful women handing out audioguides. theh place is a wonderful history of lyon through the years and its silk and weaving industry that brought it wealth and power. Only take about 90 minutes or so to go through...Worth a visit in the great old lyon.

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