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“A nice little surprise”

Musee des Automates EMA
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US$27.34*
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Lyon City Card
Ranked #81 of 210 things to do in Lyon
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A nice little surprise”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Four of us were staying in Lyon for a few days. We purchased the city card and found the details of this little museum. Decided to go check it out, not expecting much, we ended up having a great time. The museum is small but witty and charming, and the staff extremely interesting. Definitely, worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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new york
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“Waaaay overpriced (7.5€) AND boringly redundant”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Sorry for being a wet towel, but after seeing the first dozen or so "Automates," anyone but a doll maker or 6-year-old kid would be bored to tears.

As it was, we saw every one of the 250 puppets in about 10 minutes. It was nearly embarrassing how limited and amateurish their automation was.

Okay, enough bashing. Just our opinion.

Visited July 2013
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Elmer, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Such fun!”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband and I made a special point to visit this tiny museum and were so glad we did! If you are a puppet, doll, or automaton enthusiast, do not miss this! It is only open from 2-6 pm, daily and costs 9.50 euro each, but so worth a visit!

Visited June 2013
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marin, rhone alpes
1 review
“Holiday Visit”
Reviewed 21 November 2012

Beautiful presentation, helpful staff introduction and educational age appropriate questionnaires for the children.

Visited November 2012
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Small, expected more”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Really small and if you don't have a Lyon card with which you get in for free, I would just pass... it really isn't that interesting, you really don't learn anything new. I think kids will like it, but they will like the automatic dolls you can see outside the museum just as much... don't go out of your way to see this....

Visited August 2012
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