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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, Lyon

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History Museum Landmark
Follow Lyon's evolution from the middle ages to the 19th century at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Artifacts, sculptures, pottery, and paintings depict the beginnings of the city and highlight its expansion. For a whimsical twist, visit the first-floor collection of 2,000 marionettes constructed in the style of Guignol, a famous puppet master whose influence is still seen in modern-day puppets. To visit Musee d'Histoire de Lyon and other attractions in Lyon, use our Lyon trip itinerary builder.
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  • I took the audio guide which helps a lot in going through the museum and explains the history in a nutshell. It was an amazing journey. Well explained and the artefacts on display were pertinent and s...  more »
  • This is a good opportunity to learn about the history of Lyon. Furthermore the museum offers you a great look into the Renaissance house of a very rich family. There are also all kind of puppets from ...  more »
  • As a rule, you should never miss history museums, and all the more in Lyon. The museum is set in one of the oldest and prettiest buildings in Vieux-Lyon. The icing on the cake : the Puppets of the Wor...  more »