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Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon

13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 65 98
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13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France
Cordeliers - Jacobins
+33 4 78 37 65 98
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

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...More

Thank AvuncularAmerican
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...More

Thank Анна К
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.

Thank Lofty_76
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.

Thank Nancy882
Reviewed September 14, 2016

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...More

Thank Chris-AU2011
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.

Thank lranewyorkparis
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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

Thank Joaquim P
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...More

Thank Har45
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.

Thank AuJusCo
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...More

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