Institut LumiereCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: 25 Rue du 1er Film, 69008 Lyon, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: 33-478781895
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Institut Lumiere - Review
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.
Institut Lumiere Information
- Audioguides available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
- Parking is free.
Institut Lumiere Ticket Prices
- 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.
How To reach Institut Lumiere by Public Transport
- Metro D Monplaisir-Lumiere
- Bus 9 & 34 at Monplaisir-Lumiere
Restaurants Near Institut Lumiere
- Don Vito
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48.99% 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
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Institut Lumiere, Lyon Reviews
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.
I love cinema and am a huge fan of the same. That was one of the reasons I wanted to visit the Musée Lumiere. I was a little disappointed as it was a tiny place for a relatively expensive price of 6 EUR. There is only some equipment they used and the content they produced. It is essentially their house turned into a museum with just two floors. I even though I was a cinephile got done with the entire museum in around 45 minutes. It seemed a tad bit let down.
Very interesting exhibits and building. Amazing brothers. Needed air conditioning.
The museum had a lot of information and photographs in detail but was not so interesting for me as I am not a movie-goer. Overall, it is educational and recommended to visit because the museum had such old photos and explained step-by-step how a movie was made.
Very interesting place with many great artifacts and a look into film's past. They have English audio tours, but they aren't super needed for those with a bit of knowledge of the Lumiere brothers.