Follow Lyon's evolution from the middle ages to the 19th century at Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Artifacts, sculptures, pottery, and paintings depict the beginnings of the city and highlight its expansion. For a whimsical twist, visit the first-floor collection of 2,000 marionettes constructed in the style of Guignol, a famous puppet master whose influence is still seen in modern-day puppets. To visit Musee d'Histoire de Lyon on your holiday in Lyon, and find out what else Lyon has to offer, use our Lyon.
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This was interesting to get an insight into how life was before, but the circuit of rooms was endless and 3/4 of the way in we decided we had had enough. more »
Plenty to see. Learned a lot about Lyon! From Roman times to post war immigration. Nice building too. Staff very helpful and friendly. You can go out and get back in again on the same ticket in the... more »
very large and rich Museum
A very interesting Museum with many great Exhibits. The Only Pity is that, as is unfortunately customary in France, the Exhibits are only available in French and also the associated Texts only in French. There is one or the other Explanatory sheet in other Languages, but in order to really enjoy this, an accompanying Description in English would be almost Punifying. So Tourists could be even more enthusiastic about the wonderful French Culture.
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