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Musée des Confluences, Lyon

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3.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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  • Awesome. .. .this place is fabulous. The architecture is sublime. Exhibitions we had time to see were particularly well made and presented to the public. I would gladly
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  • Which unfortunately is not exactly what the owners of the signs expected... A lot of investment that leaves to be desired...
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  • The museo graphs is excellent Not to big. Very easy to access. Nice views Nice architecture It is a must in lyon! 
  • Such an odd collection The building is stunning and we were very excited to visit it. It was spacious, and we'll organized but what happened to its collection?! I can honestly say that I was absolutely confused about what was the message to take from this museum. You had cars from the 50's next to models of coliders and Indian headdresses. Skeletons of extinct animals next to a set of the conquest of the poles. This could be such an amazing place if there was some coherence to their displays. Why was there a display of a fake tomb next to a recreation of a room in a palace?! I think you should go for the architecture alone.
  • This has to be one of the most interesting museums I have ever been to. The building itself is an architectural marvel and I spent a great deal of time outside admiring the building. Inside is very modern look. The exhibits however, were interesting. With the exception of one or two exhibits, nothing seemed to flow very well. It was very random at times, which is good in some senses, but confusing. You would wistfully move from a giraffe, to a look into the mind display. Made no since, but at the end of it all, it was all interesting. I would go back during one of their nocturne events.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits I saw there. Very thought provoking how they integrated art, science, and anthropology. I would return again on my next visit to Lyon.
  • Many people are confused by the contrasting themes. But the contrast is the point, it's a 'confluence' of many things. If you believe that the distinction between arts and science is artificial, this place is a must. Great for everyone.
  • Access to the museum by car is impossible. No drop off point. Main entrance is up a long, steep flight of stairs. The air-conditioning is inadequate in the entrance hall and café. Neither benches or chairs are provided on the exhibition floors. The location of the coat checking facility is hidden from the main elevators. Signage to the official museum parking is non-existent. We ended up in a commercial lot of the same name as the museum. The fact that the museum has on-site surface and underground parking is kept a secret. These facilities do not show up on the floor plans which are distributed. No automatic or push-button doors in the museum. Access difficult for wheelchairs or baby strollers. Impossible to figure out how to use the washbasins. Everything hidden under the mirrors. Display cabinet bases protrude into the rooms causing people to trip and stumble. Entrance to the restaurant is on the side, hidden from view. Permanent exhibits are excellent. Temporary exhibits hit and miss.
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