Lyon – a city of museums

True repositories of human genius through the ages, museums abound with knowledge, creativity, beautiful objects, accounts and discoveries.

Museums today are constantly evolving and living spaces, which open their doors wide to share their collections and knowledge with as many people as possible.

With temporary exhibitions, videos, interactive games, guided tours, creative workshops, conferences, shows, night-time openings and more, there are many ways to spread the joy of knowledge.

Bring your children to the museum: workshops, game booklets and fun tours are also provided for children to learn while enjoying themselves.

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Musée des Confluences

It is one of the latest great contemporary museums which alone are enough to justify a trip to Lyon. So of course, you wouldn't miss this visit for...

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Fine Arts Museum

In a former 17th-century abbey, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of European works of art (Véronèse, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin,...

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4.5 / 5

Lugdunum - Musée et Théâtres romains

Unique for the sheer richness of its collections, its environment and its bold architecture, thanks to an astonishing underground exhibition trail,...

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Museum of the History of Lyon - Gadagne Museums

With its 30 exhibition rooms, the Lyon history museum invites you to discover the key stages in the city's history. Drawing on the 80,000 items in its...

Modern Art Musem(MAC)

Thanks to its fully divisible interior, a new museum takes shape with each exhibition. Featuring previously unseen works and an exhibition area...

The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication

In a city which was once the capital of bookmaking in the 15th and 16th centuries, the museum offers a unique overview of the history of books and...

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4.5 / 5

Textile and Decorative Arts Museum

The Textile Museum has 2000 years of history of textiles (the first collection in the world) and the Museum of Decorative Arts is one of the few...

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The International City of Gastronomy

The International City of Gastronomy will advocate for food as a source of both pleasure and health. It will also promote associated trades and...

Musée Lumière

On the site on which cinematography was born, the museum presents the story of the Lumière Brothers’ inventions thanks to projections and interactive...

Cinema and Miniature Museum

Two unique collections by the artist Dan Ohlmann: the 120 miniature scenes produced and more than 450 legendary film props give the visitor an...

Resistance and Deportation History Centre (CHRD)

Symbolically housed in the former headquarters of the Gestapo, where Klaus Barbie hit, the CHRD is a strong and symbolic place in the service of...

Puppetry Museum - Gadagne Museums

From Kermitterand to PPD, about forty puppets await you. Immersive and playful, scenography invites you to discover the secrets of puppetry. Young or...

Automobile Museum Henri Malartre

On the banks of the Saône, 11km north of Lyon, the Rochetaillée-sur-Saône castle Belle-époque and its 3 ha wooded park, houses the collections of...

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Institut d'Art Contemporain - IAC

The Institute of Contemporary Art creates and conducts research into contemporary art, organises exhibitions and events and puts together...

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Musée Urbain Tony Garnier - Cité Tony Garnier

Set off to discover the 25 wall frescoes in the Habitations à Bon Marché district designed by the architect Tony Garnier and built between 1920 and...

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La Maison des Canuts

La Maison des Canuts opens the doors of its workshop to the public. Brocade, velvet or figured silk... The secrets of these exceptional silks will be...

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Museum of the Cathedral Treasure

The museum is located in the choir school, one of the rare 11th-c. civil monuments remaining in the region, which was originally used as the refectory...

Doctor Mérieux's museum of biological sciences

In the institute's old laundry room, find out how the vaccine, first discovered in the 17th century by Jenner then developed by Pasteur in the 19th...

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Soierie Vivante

Located in the heart of the Croix-Rousse district, Soierie Vivante preserves two canut home weaving workshops that belong to the town. A guided tour...

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Antiquaille - Cultural Center of Christianity in Lyon

This new cultural space dedicated to the history and the birth of Christianity in Gaul also has what is believed to be the prison of Saint Pothin. It...

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