Institut & Musee Lumiere, Lyon

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Institut & Musee Lumiere is an homage to French film-making. The museum honors the work of Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the fathers of film-making and the inventors of the cinematograph. Located in the Lumiere family home, the museum was founded by a Lumiere grandson. One of the earliest motion pictures was shot just outside the home. You’ll see inside the family life of the first film visionaries and learn about their early experiments. The institute works to preserve early French films. It is from their effort that you can still view some of the first film footage ever recorded. Put Institut & Musee Lumiere at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lyon trip builder tool .
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  • The 1st time cinema has been created was in Lyon by the Lumiere Brothers. This museum will explain you all you don't know about the 1st step of the cinema  more »
  • I was hoping for something better. Very few explanations of the exposed material and they're all in English. The house and the surroundings are beautiful.  more »
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  • To preface, this is a museum about the contributions and primary role of the Lumière family to the history of cinema and photography. It's not meant to give you a complete history of cinematography. Given that, you get to explore the birth of cinematography and it's growth during the era in the Lumière family residence (if you go to the second floor of the museum, there is a 50 min long film explaining the importance and significance of key films/clips). I think it's worth the 7 euro fee, to witness the innovation in film (super cool that they started to play with dimensions in the early 1900s). Its exterior is currently under renovation, the entrance is at the side.
  • Visited this place with a friend who is a fan of photography and this museum was actually very informative and not boring at all. Very luckily, we rent the audio guide and it allowed us to understand much more the context of the Lumière’s bothers discovery. The house on itself is just amazing!!! You can get a discount if you buy the yearly municipal museum pass and can spend a nice time there!
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