Musee Miniature Et Cinema

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  • Address: 60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France
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  • 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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Musee Miniature Et Cinema Travel Tips

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Musee Miniature Et Cinema

  • 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

  • Vieux Lyon Metro Station

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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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  • 81.34% 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.

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Musee Miniature Et Cinema Reviews & Ratings

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  • Very fun self-guided museum that had lots of great props from so many famous movies. The best part, however, was the last two sections of miniature sets. The exquisite level of detail was simply mind-boggling, and you can't help but go "wow" when you really peer into them to see just how much time and effort goes into each one. This alone was worth the price of admission!

  • Fantastic museum with lots of great film props, models, costumes and memorabilia. Really up to date with some items too, stuff from all eras. The signs are all in French and English. Lastly there are amazing miniatures, they will blow your minds with the detail. Definitely a must visit in Lyon

  • Much better than I expected! The collection of authentic movie memorabilia is extensive and interesting, but the true star here is the miniatures. Meticulously crafted scenes will astonish you. The attention to detail is incredible and the perspective give you the feeling of spying on another world. I would definitely recommend a visit just for the miniatures and personally I would visit them first even though they are last in the tour and on the top floors.

  • Thought this was an excellent museum that was very unique. It contains actual sets and costumes that were used in various older movies, as well as a room of 2 of intricate dioramas of various places. Well worth the entry price. Spend around 2 hours here.

  • The best museum ever if you are a movie and micro model lover. Beautiful, interesting museum both for the casual tourist and for the hardcore film buff. It is amazing and really developed.

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