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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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 June 2017 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 25 May 2017

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
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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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