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.
About Institut & Musee Lumiere
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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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