Musée de l'imprimerie et de la communication graphique, Lyon

4.1
#12 of 22 in Museums in Lyon
The Musée de l'Imprimerie is a museum in Lyon, France, with the mission of enhancing, conserving, documenting and valuing the heritage of printed books and graphic arts.The museum was inaugurated in 1964. In 2006 the Grand Guide Michelin France awarded it two stars out of three and in 2007, the museum had 16,819 visitors.
Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Musée de l'imprimerie et de la communication graphique by using our Lyon holiday planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Musée de l'imprimerie et de la communication graphique
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
113 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • August 10, 2017
    We discovered this museum on a night at the Museum free. We could visit it completely which was not the case of the Museum of fabrics which had kept paying part. Very interesting, we discovered everything, big machine to print up to the China inks, drawings, comics, calligraphy, old books... We liked.
    View original
  • August 3, 2017
    The (or the) Designer (s) this Museum have achieved the tour de force made an austere subject attractive and specialized. The day of our visit, a whole floor was reserved for the comics. The only downside to this museum is its accessibility. Otherwise, for the rest, go ahead without delay: you will undertake a historic and technical course wonder. Indeed, it will fill as much history as lovers of technical innovations.
    View original
  • July 17, 2017
    It is a history of printing that can only be of interest to the young and the less young. It is presented in a clear, pedagogical: - of course - illustrations, objects, effective explanations. And then, an exhibition dedicated to the very interesting BD also!
    View original
Google
  • June 18, 2017
    Went to this place using the Lyon city card (which is worth it btw). The place is okay but perhaps a bit dull if you are not ultra keen on old dusty books ! There are some interesting prints though. I only recommend if you are into that sort of stuff.
  • March 26, 2017
    Amazingly presented, detailed information about printing and media. I would recommend it to everyone not just people in the visual communucation industry. There are a lot of interesting facts to learn about. It takes about 3.5-4 hours to get through all of the museum..
  • July 24, 2016
    Probably the best museum with very interesting facts on the history of printing. You'll see how this influenced many of our habits today. The visit is 4 to 5 hours long if you want to read and take your time to see everything in details. The visit is free if you have the Lyon Card pass giving you access to all museums in the city as well as unlimited access to the transportation system. Big up to the staff who put out the amazing things there!
  • December 18, 2016
    Excellent l'expo typo-ANRT
  • July 16, 2016
    Very interesting museum. A trip through time to discover the story of the print.

Plan your trip to Lyon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Lyon

Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lyon by other users

11 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in New Delhi, Paris & Lyon BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans