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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
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Give yourself enough time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
Coco B
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Kingston, Canada
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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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 

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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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Thank İzzet Ş
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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.

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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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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Gadagne Musées is comprised of two museums: Musée d'Histoire and Musée des Marionnettes du Monde (Puppets of the World Museum). Visitors can buy a ticket to either museum or a combined ticket. On our recent visit we spent an enjoyable hour with the marionettes and puppets. The Puppets of the World Museum is the only one of its kind in... More 

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Thank Mimi K
Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Ideal visit for a damp afternoon. Nicely laid out in a stunning building. Lots of detail in lots of rooms on lots of floors - so pick and choose!

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