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Institut & Musee Lumiere

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In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first...more
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25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a fan or the Art Nouveau movement, the Lumiere Brothers home is an exceptional example of architecture from this period of 19-95-1915. Fantastic stained glass, the beautiful corn husk themed wall paper in the stairway as well as decorative art and furniture from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great information about the Lumiere brothers. I learned about so many things besides just moving pictures that they invented and contributed to society. Well worth a visit.

Thank plavaseka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful home, decorated as it was when the Lumiere Bros lived there. We are both fascinated by photography and film, so a shrine for us. The displays are well set out and informative.

Thank StooDee
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This very typical house of the Bourgeoise Lyonnaise, in an area named "Monplaisir" "my pleasure. Is now the muséum of the history of cinéma and the heart of the "Festival Lumière" i october

Reviewed 18 June 2018

You get the full experience at the Institute and museum Lumiere, there's the chance to have a look around one of those wonderful old grand French Chateaus, it's a classic example of mansion building by a wealthy family, grand staircases and beautiful stained glass windows...More

1  Thank Mr_rossduncan
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This was a fun way to spend the morning after many art museums. The history of cinema with the Lumieres helped us understand the skills and interests of early film. The museum is in the old family mansion. It helps to use the audio guide.

Thank Sailordog
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Hard to believe but this is in this stunning mansion that the Cinema's technic and instrustry is born. No need to be a cinema lover to enjoy the visit, this house is just amazing and is a good example of how beautiful France used to...More

Thank Antoine-Alexand... C
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is integrated in a beautiful park, the access is easy and you can totally enjoy a great moment. It’s a small museum, and well resumed. A bit confusing the order you should follow the visit, but in general it’s okay.

Thank Catarina_Rola
Reviewed 23 May 2018

It’s a tasting portion of a museum. By that I mean that there is enough to give a taste of the genius (and hard work) of the Lumiere brothers that made cinematic photography and projection possible, but not enough to give a satisfyingly complete picture...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Lumiere mansion is incredible. Magnificent Art Nouveau heritage. Both the collections and the building are amazing. All the rooms are decorated in elegant style and you can wander from one room to another to explore all the pieces.

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22 January 2017|
Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 90 mins in the main building. Of course there might also be an interesting film scheduled for the adjacent cinema when you visit.
Vicki C
2 September 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a specific storage area, but I strongly suspect the reception staff would assist you in holding your bag while your tour the house and exterior areas.