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Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon

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Address: 13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 37 65 98
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small and interesting

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joaquim P
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Har45
Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Donna234
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

As you'd expect of a mainland European museum, it is strong on that early part of that tradition but it does have some interesting items spread over many rooms and floors. Useful shop too.

Thank BeDee1949
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

You are taken from the beginning of printing to home publishing. All of the different techniques are explained and demonstrated. I learned plenty as the tour continued. An interesting museum in a beautiful old building.

Thank Buckster21
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

An absolutely amazing museum, that is not to be missed. Whether you are especially interested in printing or books or not, the history of print is all here and extremely well curated.

Thank TheContinentalCouple
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The museum was clearly laid out and beautifully presented, I enjoyed working my way through the rooms and learning all about the printing.

Thank Verity M
rhode island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Missed this place on our last visit turned out to be quite interesting.The history of printing from the Monks copying scripture to movable type,to computers.Well marked with English as well as French explanations.A must for those who were ever in the printing business.A good historical perspective on the written word even for the layman.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is an amazing museum in Lyon about the history of printing and print making. It starts with the origins of printed words in ancient eastern asia with wood blocks, tells the story of how it evolved, and ends with the dissemination of print through ads, newspapers, etc in the modern era. It is absolutely fascinating. I've visited a lot... More 

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