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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

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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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AKA Musees Gadagne...for City History Museum Lovers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Park City, Utah
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank MiepGies
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

Thank tfizzle
Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

From reading other reviews I thought my visit would be quick so I took my time for the first 15 rooms. Then I realized there were 15 more to go and so rushed a bit. The 30 rooms wind from the basement to the top floor and take you through the entire history of the city. Of most interest to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We visited only the puppet portion of the museum. Interesting history of the development of the Guignol marionette. Displays of puppets from Europe, Russia and Asia. Excellent English signage and laminated sheets in English.

Thank chinookgal
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This museum was included in our Lyon City Card pass, so as we were walking by we thought we'd pop in. Its clean, well organised and the displays are well arranged. Its also set up to accommodate wheelchairs and baby strollers as well. We spent about 40 minutes going through this museum and it was a nice little way to... More 

Thank MrsHarris3
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Nice and informative museum of Lyon with the helpful staff... You should also have a cup of coffee in its pleasant garden:))

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

A wonderful museum of History inside a lovely building. It is certainly worth a visit of at least an hour.

Thank FeFerradesign
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We finally visited this interesting museum on our final day in Lyon. Much to my surprise, I am thoroughly glad that we did! The exhibits on the history of Lyon are set out in a series of small rooms on different floors of this imposing Renaissance structure. Be prepared to climb quite a few stairs, but if you do, you... More 

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