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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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...

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Jean Couty Museum

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

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

Bonnet Silk Factories

Discover the fascinating history of the hub of Lyon’s silk industry and learn about its influence internationally through the 19th and 20th centuries....

4.5 / 5

Aircraft Museum Clément Ader

Located on Corbas airfield, south of Lyon, the aviation museum “clément Ader” proposes to discover, from guided tours only (no free visits allowed), a...

4.5 / 5

Atelier de Soierie

Discover a family workshop and its silk printing and colouring techniques: colouring of silk squares, tradition of the silk houses of Lyon,...

4.5 / 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

Museum and Gallo-Roman sites of Saint-Romain-en-Gal

The Saint-Romain-en-Gal archaeological site is one of the biggest in France devoted to Gallo-Roman civilisation. The museum is at the heart of a...

4.5 / 5

Cité du Chocolat Valrhona

In heart of the Rhône valley, amongst the foothills of the great Tain-l’Hermitage vineyards and the river, lies Valrhona.

4 / 5
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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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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...

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L’Aéromusée

In two rooms of the Fort de Bron, aviation and Bron aerodrome history enthusiasts have created a collection of a significant amount of iconographical...

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...

Birthplace of the Cure of Ars

Jean-Marie Vianney was born here on May 8th, 1786 and stayed until the age of 20. He was then promoted to parish priest in Ars-en-Dombes in February...

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.

The International City of Gastronomy

On Saturday the 19th of October, Grand Hotel-Dieu was buzzing with excitement: the Cité de la Gastronomie was opening!

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Maison Hosotte

The Maison Hosotte, run by the Amis du Vieux Grigny, exhibits collections of ancient items that form the history of the town in this restored former...

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 firefighters of Lyon Rhône

Firefighters’ uniforms inspire the dreams of little boys and grown women alike (although for different reasons!) In the minds of all, they are heroic...

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...

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