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See exquisite miniatures and learn about movie special effects at Musee Miniature et Cinema, housed in a 15th-century architectural masterpiece. Inside the Maison des Avocats (House of Lawyers), you’ll find miniatures carved in minute detail. The museum is the brainchild of Dan Ohlmann, a cabinetmaker with a passion for detail that led to a career as one of the leading miniaturist artists in the world. Over 100 miniatures display hyper-realistic scenes of everyday life, such as a local market, a bedroom, or a salon complete with bookshelves and teacups. Continue to the second floor where you'll see the artists at work. Watch as a miniature takes shape under the steady hand of these resident artists. If you’re hungry for more magic, then don’t miss the film special-effects exhibit displayed in the other half of the historic building; the dynamic displays and reenactments reveal the trickery behind the camera. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee Miniature et Cinema and many more Lyon attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Lyon vacation planner.
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Musee Miniature et Cinema reviews
Wonderful museum with entire sets, props, miniatures, and costumes from cinema and television throughout the past century. The historic building it is in is also gorgeous, with interesting walkways...
Wonderful museum with entire sets, props, miniatures, and costumes from cinema and television throughout the past century. The historic building it is in is also gorgeous, with interesting walkways... more »
Must visit. So many amazing props and items from film and Tv. Info in French and English. Well worth your time, also the building is beautiful. Free with the Lyon city card too.
Must visit. So many amazing props and items from film and Tv. Info in French and English. Well worth your time, also the building is beautiful. Free with the Lyon city card too. more »
Great for Sci-Fi fans and good for film fans in general. Had plenty of information in English and French. Good film memorabilia from all sorts of films.
Great for Sci-Fi fans and good for film fans in general. Had plenty of information in English and French. Good film memorabilia from all sorts of films. more »
A really great museum and fantastic way to spend an hour or two in Lyon. The first few floors are props, costumes and other items from major films. These are all pretty interesting, but the highlight is in the top floor. A series of absolutely incredible miniature scenes painstakingly created with astounding details. I could look at them for ages, marvelling at the skill. Never seen anything like it. My photos here are all models, no more than 2 feet across.
Visited this place a little bit before closing and I had to fight myself to believe that it was miniature. The first floor is major film props like Harry Potter, but the top floor is the main standout, A collection of incredibly detailed miniature scenes that were meticulously built. You could be amazed at the skill for a very long time, next to nothing you've ever seen. All of the images of the sets are pressed to the window, no more than 15 cm.
From the outside, the museum looks very small. This place has nine floors, stacked in a beautiful building in Lyon's old town. The miniature exhibits are out of this world. They are meticulously designed and illustrated with lighting. The cinema part of the museum is also fun. Do not miss this place if you are in Lyon.
This is one of my favorite museums in France and is a great museum for a movie fan. You could spend a lot of time there without being bored. There are a lot of nice props, costumes, and film technologies, etc that are amazing. My favorite part of this museum is the miniature part. The miniatures are so incredible, and painstakingly created. I can visit and spend ages looking at all of them, and still not be bored at all. Dan Ohlmann and other artists have done a wonderful job, and I would like to thank them for creating such an amazing museum like this. I highly recommend visiting this museum when you are visiting Lyon.
Housed in a stunningly beautiful building in the old city of Lyon, this little gem of a museum was a very pleasant surprise! The rooms are situated on different floors, and as climb up the old stone stairs you are regaled with memorabilia from some of the most famous and successful films in the history of cinema. They have costumes, props, miniatures, all original pieces directly from the various sets. Please be advised that some rooms are not suitable for children, however they are clearly marked and easy to avoid. If you are a cinema lover, this is an experience you don't want to miss! The full price ticket is 12.50€, and believe me, it will be money well spent.
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