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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 3 days ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. The house alone is stunning. The museum although small is full of the history of cinematography and film. Some of the exhibits are amazing. The museum is also very easy to get to on the metro and excellent value...More

Thank GarryUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

THis museum is quite small and a bit out of the way. that being said if you have the Lyon City Card then getting there and entrance fees are covered. Take your time going through the main floor to really appreciate all the inventions and...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this museum because we had some extra time in Lyon and were very pleasantly surprised. The story & displays of the history of film was very interesting, and I really enjoyed the amazing architecture of the home! Glad we went!

Thank millcreekmama55
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The story of the Lumiere brothers in their quest to create the cinema is fascinating, but equally interesting is how successful they were in business. I enjoyed seeing the original equipment, a scale model of the factory site which employed thousands of people. The mansion...More

Thank davidwarner
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Institute Lumiere is very well worth a visit for anyone interested in Cinema history. The museum is both the original home of the Lumiere brothers, who invented Cinema (and a lot of other stuff) as well as a very interesting and educational museum about...More

Thank Ståle L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very informative museum, full of fascinating objects and short films showing the world almost a hundred years ago. I particularly enjoyed hands-on approach -- the opportunity to try some of the machines.

Thank baroquepawel
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Lumiere Institute and Museum chronicles the lives and the work of the Lumiere brothers, the earliest pioneers of the film industry. The museum is set in the mansion they lived in for most of their lives, and is full of their inventions, with a...More

Thank sssteveg
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Thus historic home is filled with old camera and cinematography equipment, and as a visitor you have a opportunity to enjoy the rich history of both the family and the industry

Thank jmeyersforeman
Reviewed 3 July 2017

For those who are movie buffs this is the home of the Lumiere family.Inventors of modern cinema. Interesting displays in the family home.

Thank djhallett
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Being movies and cinema so important in our society, visiting the place where it all began (kind of...) it's a must. An interesting visit if in Lyon. The house, the place and the history behind the Lumière brothers. The street, Rue du Premier Film (First...More

Thank Daniele D
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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
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.

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