Enter the fascinating world of illusions where all your senses will be turned upside down. This world can upset even the bravest among you (but it’s educational, too!). Just remember that nothing is really what it appears to be, especially HERE!

Last updated date : 22/07/2022
All year round Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday between 10 am and 8 pm. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 10 pm.
Museum of Illusions 1 rue Bellecordière - 69002 Lyon 2ème
Musée de l'Illusion

Are you ready for an adventure greater that you ever could have imagined? Lyon’s Musée de l’Illusion (i.e. museum of illusions) throws you into a world of chaos and confusion.
If an illusion hides more than a million words, no words can more accurately describe this museum to you.”

“Show your daring and dive blindly into the three-dimensional universe created by the Vortex Tunnel! Though it appears stable and flat, this illusion drives you mad. As you try to advance, you’ll find yourself unable to take a step further. Don’t believe me? Try it!
Observe your misshapen reflection in the Mirror Room or take on the unpredictable behaviour of the Infinity Room and try to resist the laws of gravity and dimensions. Take photos of yourselves in EVERY POSSIBLE POSITION!”
Challenge your eyes and stimulate your mind!”
Dive into holograms, take a closer look at every optical illusion, and carefully observe every exhibit. They brilliantly and playfully remind us that a spectrum of illusions if often all we see of the world.
If I told you, you could be left speechless by this kind of exhibition… Would you believe me?
Every corner of the Museum of Illusions offers a rational and scientific explanation to learn loads of extraordinary facts about our eyesight, our perception, and how our intellect works. The aim? Discovering why our eyes perceive things that our brain cannot understand.
Make sure to pay a visit to the games room, which is stuffed to the brim with fascinating and educational enigmas. These brain-teasers are fun (but frustrating, too!). Up for it?
“Come and explore the world of illusions. Try your hand and experience the impossible.
Why not take your camera, too? We recommend fully charging your battery and freeing up plenty of storage space!

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Openings
  • All year round
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday between 10 am and 8 pm. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 10 pm.
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  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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Museum of Illusions

1 rue Bellecordière - 69002 Lyon 2ème

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