Educational visit

Lyon, history of Cinema

Musée des minatures et du cinéma

Created by miniaturist artist Dan Ohlmann, the Musée Cinéma et Miniature presents two rare and exclusive collections:
first, over 100 miniature scenes exquisitely crafted by world-renowned miniaturists and reproducing daily life settings with hyperrealism;
second, a film exhibition, one-of-its-kind in Europe, that focuses on 
special effects techniques. Featuring over 300 original film props and artefacts, this educational display uncovers the magic behind the greatest film studios.

Ideally located in the heart of “Vieux-Lyon” (the city’s historical centre), the museum is housed in the “Maison des Avocats” (Lawyers’ House), a famed 16th century building that is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

The collections extend over five stories, totalling almost 2,000 m² of exhibition space .

Institut Lumière

For cinema-lovers, this is where it all began. The Cinematograph was born rue du Premier-Film, in the heart of Lyon’s Monplaisir neighbourhood, where only the factory shed “le Hangar” and the majestuous Villa Lumière today remain. The Musée Lumière pays homage to Louis and Auguste Lumière and showcases their finest discoveries in the elegant setting of the family home with its richly crafted ceilings, monumental staircase and winter garden glass roof.



City of Lyon