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Institut & Musee Lumiere
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Ranked #14 of 220 things to do in Lyon
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Owner description: In 1895, in Lyon, the Lumière brothers invented the Cinematograph. In the magnificient family home, the Lumière museum presents the Lumière brothers' most remarkable invention. Discover the history of the Cinematograph, the Autochromes (the first color photos), and its inventors. Also visit, in front of the museum, the famous First film Warehouse, where was shot the first Lumière movie : Factory exit. Today, it is home to the Institut Lumière cinema with its daily programs.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

There are a lot of interesting facts to be learned here. But it felt like it needed a little bit more something.
The young woman who sold us the tickets was very polite and helpful. I would give her 5 stars for customer service. She was very kind and called us a cab when we left.
The museum is a little boring, it was also hot and humid inside. We learned about the Lumiere brothers but I suspect the brothers would have put more creativity into this museum had it been up to them.
Customer service, fantastic. Museum, ok.

Visited July 2014
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city island, new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“photo buff?”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

you can see where the 1st movie in the world was filmed and you can experience the 19th century house and learn about the Bros Lumiere--very interesting and quick to go through

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

After you've done the touristy things or want to avoid the crowds this is a great place to visit. This is where Cinema started with short movies by the Lumiere brothers who were great inventors.Great little museum

Visited June 2014
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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Needs more Lumiere Magic”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

These brothers were real innovators. I enjoyed learning about them and their wonderful inventions. The artifacts are pretty well displayed but non-French speakers do miss out even when using the audio guide. I feel that the brothers Lumiere would have come up with innovative solutions to this problem - their magic and innovation need applying here. Their legacy is extremely important and should appeal to a wide international audience so please have a radical rethink about how the rest of the world can enjoy this museum while still retaining the character of this unique house.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank ValEqHK
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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Enjoyable way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

This interesting and engaging exhibit in a lovely art nouveau mansion is right across the street from a Metro station. The English audioguide is well done and provides good coverage of the exhibits, which make effective use of still and moving photography. This is the story of a remarkable family, as well as of a technology that changed the world.

Visited May 2014
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