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Institut & Musee Lumiere

25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs.
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25 rue du 1er Film, 69352, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 78 18 95
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost two hours into this history corner, and it was well worth it. It's easy to reach, just near a subway station, and minutes away from our hotel. Definitely a must see for movie goers.

Thank ilieadrianp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my visit here - both for the wonderful building and the history of cinema - but you do need to opt for the audio tour unless you read French.

Thank Jemima W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The actual mansion is beautiful. The presentation of the Lumiere story is very limited. If you are not French, rent the audio guide or you will miss most of the history. The : "hangar" where the world's first movie was shot was closed except for...More

Thank Steven O
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I arrived 30 mins before closing and the receptionist didn't want to let me in. After some persuasion she did let me enter. It was a delightful place to visit and it would have been nice to have more time but I am glad to...More

Thank 650to805in2013
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Are you interested in cinema? Then this is the museum for you. Located in their former home, this museum tells the story of the Lumiere brothers development of movies. Besides a lot of original equipment, there are many early movies showing and those are quite...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum tells the story of the birth of cinema through the history of the Lumière brothers. The exhibition was rather small but well selected and showed objects, films, posters, photographs which alltogether gave an excellent view of the period. The location is the Lumière's...More

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Traced the history of moving pictures from inception by the Lumiere Brothers, located in the former family home. A must see for anyone interested in photography or film studies

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I didn't know that the Lumiere brothers were from Lyon and I was so happy to visit this house-museum. So intersting to see the birth of the cinema and all the inventions from this genius family.

Thank Tig68
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Elegant old home of the Lumiere brothers, who together created the first moving pictures. Exhibits of their first films, each less than a minute long, plus other devices in the genre. I was particularly impressed by the large, exquisitely carved rooster at the bottom of...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Institut Lumiere includes a cinema, gallery and museum. We visited the museum which is in the original house of the Lumiere Brothers. It is right by the Line D metro station Mon Plaisir Lumiere - about a 10 min ride from Vieux Lyon. The...More

Thank Di A
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How much time would an average film goer want to spend here?
22 January 2017|
Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 90 mins in the main building. Of course there might also be an interesting film scheduled for the adjacent cinema when you visit.
Vicki C
is there somewhere to store my bag whilst I look around?
2 September 2016|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a specific storage area, but I strongly suspect the reception staff would assist you in holding your bag while your tour the house and exterior areas.