Musee Miniature et Cinema, Lyon

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See exquisite miniatures and learn about movie special effects at Musee Miniature et Cinema, housed in a 15th-century architectural masterpiece. Inside the Maison des Avocats (House of Lawyers), you’ll find miniatures carved in minute detail. The museum is the brainchild of Dan Ohlmann, a cabinetmaker with a passion for detail that led to a career as one of the leading miniaturist artists in the world. Over 100 miniatures display hyper-realistic scenes of everyday life, such as a local market, a bedroom, or a salon complete with bookshelves and teacups. Continue to the second floor where you'll see the artists at work. Watch as a miniature takes shape under the steady hand of these resident artists. If you’re hungry for more magic, then don’t miss the film special-effects exhibit displayed in the other half of the historic building; the dynamic displays and reenactments reveal the trickery behind the camera. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee Miniature et Cinema and many more Lyon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lyon vacation planner.
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  • Quirky and exceptionally informative museum spread over 3 floors of a UNESCO world heritage building. Impressive collection of movie props, special effects,  costumes, and life size characters from... 
    Quirky and exceptionally informative museum spread over 3 floors of a UNESCO world heritage building. Impressive collection of movie props, special effects,  costumes, and life size characters from...  more »
  • You should definitely go there, if you love cinema! Museum housed in a beautiful historic building . On the ground floor you'll find film sets from "parfume ". The middle level is full of iconic.....  more
    You should definitely go there, if you love cinema! Museum housed in a beautiful historic building . On the ground floor you'll find film sets from "parfume ". The middle level is full of iconic.....  more »
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  • Fascinating museum of actual film sets, miniature sets and costumes and props used in films. The steps are old and steep- not for those infirm on their feet. I could have used a bit more explanation on how the miniature sets are used. Maybe I missed it. I was also hopeful that there would be a gift shop. Otherwise I loved it!
  • What a lovely museum! I really liked the museum a lot. It had so many wonderful exhibits from well-known movies, like Edward Sicssorhands, Alien and Interview with an Vampire. Also this Museum had 5 full sets from the movie "The Perfume". I was so delighted to be able to see this, it was an amazing experience. For a private collection this museum was by far the best museum related to movies I've ever visited. Furthermore the miniature collection was absolutely lovely and amazing. All the little details, the lightening, the scenes itself, absolutely stunning and magical. I've spend about an hour in the museum. It's definitely worth a visit!

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