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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
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17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 February 2005

I was amazed as the detailed Roman history that is part of Lyon. What truly surprised me were the glass artifacts that have survived 2,000 years and the beautiful mozaics. Sitting next to the Amphitheatre. it was definitely worth the price of admission, especially if...More

7  Thank Chic-townGirls
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

As someone who loves not only history but museums I have to say this one was incredibly poor. The layout makes very little sense and they seemed more eager to place large pieces of stone on display than anything that could provide insight into general...More

3  Thank Cassie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a bit of a hike up the hill, perched next to the Roman theater, but well worth it for lovers of Roman artifacts. Fabulous mosaics presented so you can stand next to them or above and one of the best collections of epigraphy I’ve...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated alongside the Roman Amphitheatres in Fourviere this museum must rank as one of the most imaginative of museum designs. Set into the hillside and now covered in vegetation it is barely visible. Starting at the top floor one moves from open gallery to open...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good museum showcasing the archeological findings from excavations in and around Lyon; mosaics, sculpture, and furnishings. Most of the items are from the Roman period. The museum is next to the excavated amphitheater and odeon. Would definitely go back.

Thank DrDee2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, adjacent to the most significant Roman ruins in Lyon, is well worth your time. It focuses very much on everyday life in the region, has some exemplary displays, and is a great antidote to the vaster and more grandiose collections you'll find in...More

Thank WMLES
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe we've just seen too many archaelogical museums, but this one does little more than present the artifacts by way of little written descriptions. If you like reading a lot of little descriptions, you'll like this museum. Two weeks on, all I'll likely remember is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits and thematic layout of major centre in Roman times. Visit amphitheatre on site. 5 minutes to add basilica. Very short funicular ride from Vieux Lyon. Plan for whole lot 5 hours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is exceptionally well designed. It takes up a very small footprint on the side of the hill overlooking the Roman theater ruins. It develops it exhibition space by descending five levels from the entrance with two viewing areas cut through to see the...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This museum contains a wealth of treasures but is not overwhelming. The mosaics in particular were fantastic and I was amazed at how recently some of these have been found in the Lyon area. Worth a visit

1  Thank Quest232068
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Ever read Asterix the Gaulois? The comix? Ever wondered who lived in France before Julius Caesar lead his troops over the Alps? Ever had questions about their art, their beliefs? Well... come to Lyon, France, and visit the Museum! The building itself is hidden in...More

1  Thank ericdelanoue
Reviewed 30 September 2018

After visiting the two preserved Roman theaters this museum was a terrific way to grasp the significance of the entire setting. The artifacts are amazing and were presented in a very clear and understandable manner.

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Mr_rossduncan
12 June 2018|
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Response from alanjQ752XO | Reviewed this property |
This museum is IN Lyon, so no need to take a day trip. There is a roman museum in Vienne, St Romain-en-Gal, but this has its own Tripadvisor listing, and you might get a better response posting there. Otherwise, the French... More
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