Musee Miniature et Cinema, Lyon

See exquisite miniatures and learn about movie special effects at Musee Miniature et Cinema, housed in a 15th-century architectural masterpiece. Inside the Maison des Avocats (House of Lawyers), you’ll find miniatures carved in minute detail. The museum is the brainchild of Dan Ohlmann, a cabinetmaker with a passion for detail that led to a career as one of the leading miniaturist artists in the world. Over 100 miniatures display hyper-realistic scenes of everyday life, such as a local market, a bedroom, or a salon complete with bookshelves and teacups. Continue to the second floor where you'll see the artists at work. Watch as a miniature takes shape under the steady hand of these resident artists. If you’re hungry for more magic, then don’t miss the film special-effects exhibit displayed in the other half of the historic building; the dynamic displays and reenactments reveal the trickery behind the camera. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Lyon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musee Miniature et Cinema and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a moment of diving in a surprising, to me unknown world. We discover the mastery of the modellers, real artists. And then the building where the Museum is located is already to be seen. The neighborhood, the streets or alleyways, houses. Come on you will have a great time. It is not necessary to be a movie buff.
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  • There was that Lyon to accommodate a museum celebrating film in its more technical appearance! If the topics fascinate have surely not all cinema lovers will find surely their happiness through 8 exhibitions of costumes, sets, techniques and other objects dedicated to the 7th art. We particularly like the descriptions of special effects and rooms "adults" with the model of the Alien Queen in apotheosis of the visit. Pity that exhibitions are not more fun and interactive for children. The top floor is dedicated to the amazing miniatures of realism. We admire the work and the rigour of the artists before the quality of the productions.
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  • Museum very well! You see many things, that we recalled movies and you learn things on the movie frankly scenes to do very interesting and the place is very well
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  • The museum was so good. In a classic building in the heart of Vieux Lyon, the old city, with many original pieces or scenes and clothes from very famous movies, and with so perfect miniatures about places basically in France. So much detailed. It was awesome.
  • This is an amazing place that is well worthy of a visit. A must see attraction of Lyon and needs to be secured for the future. The miniatures are amazing on their own. However the props from major films are great
  • Great museum! One of the best i have been to, especially because it is filled with props from all of my favourite films, especially the Alien Queen puppet. The miniatures display are a marvel too. We spend nearly 3 hours here and the price was only 9 euro entry
  • Favorite museum in Lyon, already been a few times. 👍 Great for movie lovers ! (or not!) The perfume set is amazing, and they even have the animatronic alien queen now. There used to be a small shop, too bad it's now gone.
  • If you love movies and you're in Lyon and you still don't go here... You don't love movies. You don't know what you're missing. Just go.

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