Musee Miniature Et CinemaCurrently Closed
- Address: 60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: 33-472002477
- Ticket Price: 9 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Cinema, Family And Kids
Musee Miniature Et Cinema - Review
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.
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.
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 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
- Restaurant Le Vieux Lyon
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94.83% of people who visit Lyon include Musee Miniature Et Cinema in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
58.8% of people start their Musee Miniature Et Cinema visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee Miniature Et Cinema
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Musee Miniature Et Cinema, Lyon Reviews
Very interesting museum! The first few floors of the museum are dedicated to movie props, such as masks, settings, creatures, etc. It was very exciting to see all these original pieces from well renown films. Also, there are descriptions of the process of filmmaking, particularly with respect to creating settings, animations, and creating settings. This was pretty informative and definitely adds to the experience of all the items you see in the museum. In the top sections of the museum are the miniature models. These are absolutely incredible!! The amount of detail in each one is amazing, which is why it makes sense it takes 6 months to over a year to make some of them. Pictures are also allowed everywhere, so you can bring back some memories.
An excellent place to visit in Lyon. If you have the city card then without a doubt you should visit this museum (and even if you pay regular admission, it is worth it). The selection of cinema artefacts is vast and interesting and if sheds a fun interesting light on movie special effects. There are props from major blockbusters as well as lesser know films. The miniature museum on the top floor is breathtaking, and the detail that the artists put into their works is amazing. The scenes are curious and fun. Overall this museum is well worth spending an hour or two in.
Amazzzzzzing. 🕵️♀️My kids enjoyed very much to see miniatures. They are very curious to know how these rooms or buildings are too small. Displays reflect famous movie scenes. You can see several collection from well known movies too. Staffs are friendly and helpful too.
Wow. A must-go for anyone interested in cinema (particularly Sci-Fi, fantasy and action films); special effects and film-making in general; or models and miniatures. You would be excited to see authentic pieces from your favourite films, and awed by the amazingly detailed miniature models. In addition to the excellent exhibition, the museum is very well organised to lead the visitor through every room and item, while providing detailed-yet-concise information. And the price is very fair. One of the best museums I've ever visited.
Astonishing place!!! I must confess I went because it was included in my city card. Luckily enough I went because I would have never imagined that so many original treasures from films could be found there to be admired. The videos, explanations and scenaries are unbelievable!!!! Do not skip this visit or you will regret it!!!