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Musee des Confluences

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Unmissable in Lyon, the musée des Confluences tells the story of mankind and the history of life. Unprecedented in the world of European museums, it sets up a dialogue between all the sciences to better understand the world. Live out a unique...more
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86 quai Perrache | 86 Quai Perrache, 69285, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very modern architecture built where Lion's two rivers come together. Temporary exhibitions are attractive and nicely presented.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KrisBerw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What better way to travel to a museum but on a boat from the excellent market along the banks of the Saône. Trouble is when you reach the Museum you are assailed by a steel and glass monstrosity with a vast windy, concreted undercourse with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for a special exhibition on the Japanese spiritual world. It was very busy. So success for the museum. But the many people, given the lack of space, didn't help to see all the exhibits well. All these exhibits are of course aesthetically...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since other reviews talk amply of the excellent exhibits, let's consider in the pics here the striking exterior and interior of this museum devoted to..... Creation And Eternity (my summary, not theirs). This area of Lyons is a marked departure from the old stone and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BuenViaje2121
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a striking modern building. Excellent exhibition on the top floor of the history of existence from the big bang to the present, with recognition of the broad ranges of human cultures. It's an important contrast to the absurd Arc "museum" in Kentucky.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed January 10, 2019

The museum advised that there was a section suitable for children. There is nothing for them to touch or 'experience' - one of the two rooms suitable for children consists of hundreds of taxidermy animals. While it is interesting, it definitely isn't something you take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

An excellent natural history museum & anthropology displays with lots to offer for non-French speakers. The mammoth was impressive and the kids loved the digital information displays. Kids are free but still need a ticket. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeethalLeeM
Reviewed January 9, 2019

I have been quite impressed by the overall quality of the exhibitions, the in-depth, comprehensive and thought-provoking examination of our society, our history and nature. I could only say, kids in Lyon are quite blessed and privileged with museums of this standard. It is well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Part science museum, part natural history, part philosophical experience. A true gem of a museum - truly world class.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank malcolm79
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I didn't actually enter the building however the area surrounding it is very interesting as well as it being an architecturely great building.

Date of experience: June 2018
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