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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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

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

Aircraft Museum Clément Ader

The museum is dedicated to aeronautics and space created by an aviation enthusiasts association. The materials are presented by trained guides.

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

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

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

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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Museum of Illusions

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...

Cultural Institute of Judaism

The purpose of the ICJ (Institut Culturel du Judaïsme, i.e. cultural institute of Judaism) is to teach people about all the different aspects of...

Fondation Bullukian

Located in the heart of Lyon, the Bullukian Foundation art center is a place of 1500 m² devoted to contemporary creation, that defends a unique...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

C'est Lyon qui régale !

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.

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...

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