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Musee d'Histoire de Lyon

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Address: 1 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 03 61
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A very full, organized museum

We ended up getting kicked out of the museum due to closing time. We didn't realize how many rooms they had so we lingered too long over the first dozen or so. The audio guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Noelle M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum is definitely worth a visit. The building is lovely with many, 28 I think, rooms. The building and rooms themselves are interesting. Little corredors and spiral stairs. Lovely colour stone. You can get a head phone to give you details but there are English signs and info in each room. The history of this gorgeous city is fascinating.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Known as the Musee Gadagne, this building contains more than twenty rooms dealing with the history of Lyon from the Roman era, when the settlement was called Lugdunum, to the present. It helps if you can read French (we can), but for anyone with a liking of history the museum is fascinating. There are explanations in English that will keep... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We ended up getting kicked out of the museum due to closing time. We didn't realize how many rooms they had so we lingered too long over the first dozen or so. The audio guide was great, and each room had a lot to see. It really covers the history of Lyon, with a lot of detail and visual aides... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are at all interested in the history of the city of Lyon, this is a very good museum. In English it is not easy to find the history of Lyon. I would highly recommend this museum. It is a very good city musuem

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Riquewihr, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not an original thought, but so true. This is part of the musées Gadagne. You can learn so much about Lyon history hear even if you do not speak French.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Also known as the Musee Gadagne this is an intriguing museum as it's housed in a 500 year old building in the heart of of Vieux Lyon below Fourviere Hill, but well adapted to modern standards in no way spoiling its own historic ambience. It covers the history of Lyon from A-Z or rather in time sequential order and is... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We always enjoy a "city history museum". Carnavalet, History of London (those are world class). This museum is darn good. This museum has two different names: Musee d'Histoire de Lydon and Musees Gadagne. The signage pointing you toward the museum says "Musee Gadagne". Lyon has a interesting history to tell and they do a decent job of telling it. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Lyon used to be a very important textile city in Europe so it comes to no surprise they have a large history. The museum is well organised and makes it easy to understand everything. Very interesting.

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Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Love this museum and the delightful women handing out audioguides. theh place is a wonderful history of lyon through the years and its silk and weaving industry that brought it wealth and power. Only take about 90 minutes or so to go through...Worth a visit in the great old lyon.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

From reading other reviews I thought my visit would be quick so I took my time for the first 15 rooms. Then I realized there were 15 more to go and so rushed a bit. The 30 rooms wind from the basement to the top floor and take you through the entire history of the city. Of most interest to... More 

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