Musee Miniature Et Cinema

Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
  • 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 Museums, Cinema, Family And Kids

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

  • 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) 

  • School and public holidays : 10am to 7pm

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  • Musee Miniature Et Cinema Address: 60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
  • Musee Miniature Et Cinema Contact Number: 33-472002477
  • Musee Miniature Et Cinema Timing: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Musee Miniature Et Cinema Price: 9 EUR
  • Best time to visit Musee Miniature Et Cinema(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Musee Miniature Et Cinema: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 94.94% of people who visit Lyon include Musee Miniature Et Cinema in their plan

  • 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

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

58.7% of people prefer walking in order to reach Musee Miniature Et Cinema

People normally club together Saint Nizier Church and Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere while planning their visit to Musee Miniature Et Cinema.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A great museum to check out esp. on a rainy or cold day if you have 2 - 3 hours. It's very entertaining and it offers great exhibitions of movie props and special effects used during famous American and European films (Aliens, Back to the Future, Star Wars, etc.) Toward the end you will see many miniatures crafted with intricate details. I highly recommend it!!!

  • Such a brilliant museum. Has sets from the film: Perfume, but also prosthetics, masks, memorabilia, costumes and items from a huge array of films. They also restore lots of props here. There are too many films to name. Also has a small miniature works within. Well worth the €9 entry fee. Oh and they play all the music from the film in the background!

  • Stopped in thinking the museum was a small exhibit. I was so wrong to think so. The exhibits are vast and numerous on eight levels of the historic building. There are many items from film that I have not seen before. The conclusion of the miniatures is surreal. One of the best stops on my trip to France.

  • Wow. Just wow. I was hestitant at first but then I figured "what the heck" and went in. So worth it! Spent probably close to 2h here. Lovely setup. The miniatures are quite excellent and there are a lot of movie props here. Much appreciated ♥️

  • The reviews say it all - this place is quite special and will have something of interest for everyone. It made me want to watch Perfume: The Story of a Murderer again, as well as many other classic Hollywood movies. The miniatures are something else and you could spend all afternoon taking in the detail. Well worth a visit for the 9 euro entry fee.

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