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Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon

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Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
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Address: 13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France
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History of print

Very well curated museum which explains exactly how print developed through history and the influence that the printed word (and picture) had had on our lives. Free with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
Lofty_76
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Manchester
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pace yourself: this place goes on and on, so don't dawdle and miss the end, as we did when the place was ready to close. No matter; what we saw was well worth our time. Perhaps my only complaint is that there is almost too much. It's hard to be selective, but they might consider scaling back and displaying less.

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The museum is arranged in a Renaissance mansion, which worth to be visited itself, with a traditional courtyard and a small tower. The exhibits, with the help of various multimedia hints, show you all the story of the printing since first paper workshops, engravings and Guttenberg press up to modern posters. All the machines are operating! One day a week... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Very well curated museum which explains exactly how print developed through history and the influence that the printed word (and picture) had had on our lives. Free with the fantastic Lyon City Card.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

If you are interested in priniting or the fabrication of books this museum is for you. There was a great collection of historic books and newspapers. There were English translations of the displayed objects.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful surprise and an informative experience that this museum offers. Established by famous printers and scholars, the collection and the clear and interesting information, provided in both French and English, takes you on a journey through the earliest forms of imparting information in written form to the present day. It illustrates the social, political and technological outcomes of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Delightful view through the big windows of all sorts of tantalizing artifacts, but a sign on the door explained that they would be closed, unexpectedly, until September 9, for repairs.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

on a 45 min viusit learned a lot about this important activity and could see magnificent tissues. 3 excellent floors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We loved this museum that had only a few other visitors. Seems to be a topic that appeals only to a certain audience but we learned so much. Really illuminated the consequences of the printing press for governments, authors, religion, business and advertising, politics and revolutionaries, and so much more. Also free with the City Pass.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Good museum to explain the history of printing with the focus on Europe and Lyon. Those old machines were really cool. Staff were really friendly. It's a great place to escape the heat.

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Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The museum shows the history of printing, from the very first written media. It shows the development from first printing presses to modern computers. From the outside it looks small, but inside it is much larger than one would think. Any questions are answered by friendly staff.

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