Musee Miniature Et Cinema, Lyon

Musee Miniature Et Cinema, Lyon - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France

Phone: 33-472002477

Ticket Price: 9 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

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About Musee Miniature Et Cinema, Lyon

This could easily be one of the world’s best museums! The name might be a bit misleading – this place has nothing to do with Lilliput cinema. Rather, it hosts two kinds of exhibits – one of miniature art and the other of special effects in film. Don’t ask me why that combo works but it does, and it’s amazing, just fascinating.

The Miniatures:

These are set out in two types of exhibits. The first are about a hundred painstakingly crafted miniatures of scenes from everywhere – prisons, museums, Zen Temples hospitals, towers, palaces, kitchens – all carefully lighted, built from original materials and faithful to the original textures, and all of the work of master miniaturist and museum curator Dan Ohlmann. Dan says that he built all of the by research and measurement of real location and each scene could take months to reproduce!

The second is devoted to arts and crafts in miniature like leather making, silversmith, origami, chiselled eggs – the sheer number of hours that must have gone into this is insane.       

The Cinema:

Ever wondered how the movies manage all those mind-boggling special effects? This freaky museum explains it all through hundreds of models, artefacts, documents and lots and lots of layman level explanation. A lot of the items on display here were actually used in the movies like Aliens, Independence Day and Minority Report. And of course – there’s a number of miniature film sets to die for from movies like Avatar, 2012 and Star Wars.

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Musee Miniature Et Cinema Information

  • Last admission is one hour before closing.
  • Make sure to ask for magnifying glass to peer into the miniature creations.

Musee Miniature Et Cinema Ticket Prices

  • Adults: 9 Euros , Child (4 to 15 years inclusive, free for - 4 years): 6.50 Euros
  • Senior (reserved for 60 + years on presentation of proof): 8 Euros
  • Concession: 6.50 Euros for Student (reserved for - 26 years), Job Seeker , Handicapped person (upon presentation of proof) 

Musee Miniature Et Cinema Opening and Closing Hours

  • School and public holidays : 10am to 7pm

How To reach Musee Miniature Et Cinema by Public Transport

  • Vieux Lyon Metro Station

Restaurants Near Musee Miniature Et Cinema

  • Jeremy Galvan
  • Retrouvailles
  • Restaurant Le Vieux Lyon
  • LesAdrets

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  • This is a wonderful museum to visit with anyone if you love movie culture and curious objects, such as props, masks and special effects. It's very easy to lose track of time and have loads of fun at this place! I deeply recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

  • Most importantly, a far more rich content you can't imagine! Then, the staff are the best staff I've met. A man came to me and others twice to give explanations. I can see he really love this museum. And I unfortunately left my bank card at the reception. The staff found me in the 2nd floor before I noticed it....Thanks a lot!

  • Outstanding museum and very reasonably priced given the extraordinary content there. Packed with all sorts of movie and TV memorabilia as well as some exquisite miniature artwork. Well worth a visit.

  • Amazing. Brought my 15yr old nephew and he loved it too. Both the cinematic and minature sections are fantastic. Less busy times will be more enjoyable! Good work!

  • If you are a movie lover it is a great place to visit. Great exhibits, friendly staff, accessible with Lyon City Card. Miniatures part were not really our kind of fun, but it was interesting to see all the work put into it.

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