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Musee des Confluences

86 quai Perrache | 86 Quai Perrache, 69285, Lyon, France
+33 4 28 38 11 90
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Situated on the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is an absolute must-see in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, the institution presents a journey through time and across continents to observe the world around us. In a 3000m2 space on the second level, the permanent collection recounts the great story of human adventure from our origins to the present day. Based on a collection of infinite curiosities, the four permanent exhibition spaces are organised around various questions on the origin and fate of humanity, on the diversity of cultures and civilisations, and on the position of Homo sapiens in the chain of life. On the first level, the temporary exhibition spaces extend over 1900m2 and are regularly renewed over cultural seasons.
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86 quai Perrache | 86 Quai Perrache, 69285, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building is dramatic and the temporary exhibitions were interesting but I found the permanent exhibition a bit predictable tho probably fine for local kids.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place for spending some time there. The exhibits were interesting and informative. Between the temporary and permanent exhibits you learn about different cultures, origin of mankind, science and so on.

Thank Jin C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well made and very interesting exhibitions! I just ended up at the museum by accident but found it super. Interesting exhibitions about life and existence. Plus cool building

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is actually an exhibition hall with space for temporary exhibits...there were three exhibits on when I was there: Touareg of North Africa, Cartoonist Hugo Pratt, and one on death vs. eternity...an admission price and worth it...

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably the premier museum in the city and an architectural landmark in its own right. But it also wasn’t quite as big as I imagined it to be, somehow. When I went they had two featured exhibits: one on the Lumière Brothers and cinematography, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône,this museum is a must-see in Lyon , especially the Hugo Pratt temporary collection.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not look at the collection, but the building and site alone are worth a visit...not to mention the Tony Garnier site

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic piece of design . I call it the star ship. Cant miss it as it is on the confluence of the Rhone and Soane rivers. The Museum itself has some really good and interesting things to see. You will have to find out yourself.

Thank Glen S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth going around this unique construction from the outside as both the Rhône and the Saône join at this very spot. You then can enter the building and discover the permanent and the temporary exhibitions ; a lot of space to move about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty to see but it was rather spaced -out and wasn't as 'hands-on' as we had hoped. Our three girls ( 12,11,9) spent a couple of hours here, but, to be honest, I was a little disappointed with it.

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