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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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...

4.5 / 5

Jean Couty Museum

It displays the work of Jean Couty (1907-1991), a Lyonnais painter whose fame extends far beyond Lyon, throughout the world.

Museum of Sacred Art of Fourvière

Marian museum in a former Jesuit chapel. This 200 m² centre houses an exhibition on sacred art, the history of Fourvière and the Church of Lyon....

Mattelon Silk Workshop

Only in Lyon! Visit the hand loom family factory of Georges Mattelon, the famous master weaver. In this historic building, you’ll discover the story...

Chocolate Museum of Lyon - Sève

This museum-manufacturing site, opened in October 2017 by Master Chocolatier Richard Sève in Limonest, France, is an absolute must for all chocolate...

Museum of Automatons

The museum presents a collection of moving characters, all manufactured in its workshops and carefully displayed in keeping with the main heritage...

4 / 5

The Guignol Little Museum

In this small museum, Guignol is king! You will discover a wide collection of puppets and other unique items bearing the image of small wooden Lyon.

3.5 / 5

OL Le Musée

Like any great club worth its name, Olympique Lyonnais now has its own museum, in the heart of the Groupama Stadium (which opened in 2016)! Ready to...

4.5 / 5

Laundry Museum

Based in a former factory belonging to Etablissements Gladel, washing machine makers from 1902 to 1991, the museum exhibits 200 items dating from the...

4 / 5

Musée d'Histoire de l'Enseignement Vétérinaire de Lyon

The Lesbre-Tagand museum, named for its creators, is in the National Veterinary School, now known VetAgro Sup - Campus Veterinary Lyon.

French and Chinese New Institute of Lyon

Based in Lyon in 1921, the Franco-Chinese Institute was the first Chinese university outside China. Symbol of Sino-Lyonnaise relationship, the New...

Museum of Ancient Art Castings

Created in 1899 in a former shed-roofed textile factory with a large depot in which it is housed, the museum exhibits a large collection of ancient,...

Ampère House - Electricity Museum

French scientist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) spent his youth on his family's estate 10 miles northwest of Lyon. His mansion now houses the Museum...

Tooling Museum Jean Butaud

Museum of the history of hand-craft exhibiting hand-crafting and building tools and equipment from several professions: painters, tilers, masons,...

Museum of the Military History of Lyon

The museum presents a cultural journey of 2000 years of history, from Lugdunum to the modern day. Via its lecturers, historians and military experts,...

National Memorial Prison of Montluc

Once the prison of Jean Moulin, Marc Bloch, the Children of Izieu and 8,000 Jews, French resistance fighters, Montluc, a German prison in the city of...

Museum of Puylata

A site museum, as the items discovered during the excavations between 1955 and 1969 are still there. Gallo-Roman equipment, paintings and bronze,...

Dental Surgery Museum

This museum was created in 1979. It retraces the history of dental surgery: equipment and documents. It shows the technical development of equipment...

Museum of Surveyors

This is a company museum. Created in 1989, it was extended in November 1996. Devoted to the history of Land Surveying, it has more than 200 items...

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