We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Museum of the Resistance

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 78 72 23 11
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French...

A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Lyon City Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 315 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
  • 50
    Very good
  • 27
  • 9
  • 8
somber history, well presented

Lyon was a resistance HQ in WW II and the small exhibit provides deep local history of this period of great sadness and great heroism.

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Rome, Italy
Add Photo Write a Review

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 175: English reviews
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is harrowing but an essential place for everyone to visit particularly those who have no personal memories of the war. When some people try to distort history and downplay the horrors of the Second World war, the truth can be found here.

Thank Malcolm W
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Lyon was a resistance HQ in WW II and the small exhibit provides deep local history of this period of great sadness and great heroism.

1 Thank traintraveller07
Boksburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the Resistance Museum in Lyon with some family. I have to say that the set-up, technology used and the way in which the visit began (with a 45 minute viewing of the history of Klaus Barbie) was extraordinary. Coming from South Africa, our understanding of what went on during WW2 was nothing more than knowledge gained... More 

3 Thank HeinGrobler
Level Contributor
59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We visited Lyon as a day trip from Geneva. The museum is difficult to find from the train station as there is no signposting as monument or place of interest. The layout is interesting. The problem is that unless you speak French your only hope is to listen to very slow snippets on an ear audio. This is very time... More 

3 Thank LondonPoddy
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had no language problem. We had obviously heard of Klaus Barbie, but there is so much more to this place. The story of the evil that men do when they resort to stereotyping and drift into hating. This is balanced by the inspirational history of how collective action conquered wrongdoing.

Thank alanjsinclair
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I was worried about all the reviews saying if you don't speak French you can't enjoy this place. While it's beyond me why they don't have at least one or two other languages in their posters, they have a book that gets you through the first room, and watching the videos makes the rest of the permanent exhibit totally worth... More 

2 Thank Valerie Z
Medford, Oregon
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

A little surreal & sad imagining what happened there. Well done. Staff very accommodating. Gave us a whole booklet in English and also some recordings along the way in English. Also a 45 min. movie of the Klaus Barbie trial.

1 Thank Sue F
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is titled the Museum of the Resistance so it should not be solely about the atrocities Klaus Barbie committed or the building and its various uses before the war. We were handed a plastic wallet with very general info which was not tied in to the museum exhibits or the resistance so because everything else was in French most... More 

1 Thank almcilrath
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The film of the trail of Klaus Barbie is a must - there are English sub titles and the reports of the survivors of the concentration camps is harrowing. However, the rest of the museum was rather disappointing for us as there were no explanations of the exhibits in English and we really would have liked to have learnt more... More 

2 Thank Hilary J
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were impressed with the amount of information available in English through audio/visual presentations. The video clips of individuals who lived through the War and were involved in the Resistance were amazing since many of them are old and are or will no longer be with us. Their memories and stories were captivating. The artifacts that have been preserved are... More 

1 Thank Barbara K

Been to Museum of the Resistance? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of the Resistance and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Dublin, Ireland
5 months ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Museum of the Resistance staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?