Musée Lumière, Lyon

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Musée Lumière is an homage to French film-making. The museum honors the work of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the fathers of film-making and the inventors of the cinematograph. Located in the Lumiere family home, the museum was founded by a Lumiere grandson. One of the earliest motion pictures was shot just outside the home. You’ll see inside the family life of the first film visionaries and learn about their early experiments. The institute works to preserve early French films. It is from their effort that you can still view some of the first film footage ever recorded. Put Musée Lumière at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lyon trip builder tool .
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  • The museum occupies the house built by one of the Lumière brothers and is adjacent to what was their huge factory, where they made photographic papers and other materials, prints and films. It display...  more »
  • A nice surprise in a beautiful setting. Back in time with this family history. Superb and very informative.
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  • Easy to find by metro or tram. Visit is 45 mins. 2 floors. Old villa, good audio tour. Shows the very interesting technical side to film making. Good bistro 50m away.  more »
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  • The museum is not that big, it should take around 30 minutes to view the whole thing. It's quite amazing to check all the inventions of the Lumiere brothers. We all love movies and this is the place where it all started, so obviously it's a place to visit.
  • Interesting and well presented information about the history of the brothers and their family background. Admission fee was ok, though almost all the texts are in English. I bought an audioguide which was easy to use and included a lot of information in clearly spoken English.
  • A fascinating place where you can also experience the working of some of the early cinema equipment
  • One of my favorite museums in Lyon. Small and easily accessible.The only caveat is that most of the exhibits are in french only. Even though the (very cool) film about the Lumiere brothers isn't subtitled, I think the images speak for themselves and are interesting even if you don't understand the words.
  • This is the birthplace of many photographic breakthroughs and of the motion pictures. One of Lyon place you cannot afford to miss.

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