The museum is a tribute of love – Maurice Trarieux-Lumière, the grandson of Louis Lumiere (father of modern cinema), started this place in 1982 in honor of the his grandfather and great uncle (AugusteLumiere). It aims to conserve various cinematic art, and to impart cinematic education through education, publishing and exhibitions. That’s why it’s also known as Cinema’s Living Museum.
If you’re a film buff, it’s utterly fascinating – particular because of the presentation, which is designed to take visitors through the personal perspectives of cinema’s forefathers. One section is devoted to the invention and evolution of cinema; another to the technical achievement of cinema’s forefathers and their lives; there’s even a room dedicated to Antoine Lumiere, the father of the creators of Cinema. There’s a park here where one of the earliest films was shot: Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory.
Also to see are the Park (relax while you check out Inventor’s Alley), the Porch, the First Film Warehouse, the Cinematograph Square and the Filmmaker’s Wall.
- Audioguides available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
- Parking is free.
- Tour (from 15 persons): 7 Euros for adult.
- Children : 5 Euros.
- Trip to the cinema (from 15 persons): 10 Euros for adults (Museum Guided Tour and screening of a documentary on film).
- Child (Museum Guided Tour and screening of a documentary on film) : 8 Euros.
- Metro D Monplaisir-Lumiere
- Bus 9 & 34 at Monplaisir-Lumiere
- Don Vito
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49.13% of people who visit Lyon include Institut Lumiere in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
47.33% of people start their Institut Lumiere visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Institut Lumiere
94.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Institut Lumiere
People normally club together Eglise Saint Francois Regis and Museum Of Gallo-roman Civilization Or The Odeon And The Roman Amphitheatre while planning their visit to Institut Lumiere.
Would highly recommend for historians, technology buffs, and even photographers. Not overly long or short a tour. Good trip for a family too, but only for the most inquisitive of children. 11 yrs and up I'd say.
Top spot to visit in Lyon. Must see collection of inventions, artifacts, and historical objects for any photographer or filmmaker. If you're lucky you can see a screening of a classic movie at the Institut Lumiere.
Very interesting musem - people knows that Lumiere brothers are the fathers of cinematography, but they have had much bigger impact to uor world: prostetic arms, burn bandages, color photography with incredible quality and more...
Worth the visit if you are interested in the history of cinema, and photography.
Very interesting exhibits and building. Amazing brothers. Needed air conditioning.