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Lyon’s Musée Miniature et Cinéma

A Passion for Cinema

Lyon’s Musée Cinéma et Miniature for cinema buffs!

Musée Miniature et Cinéma
has two missions

The first is to familiarise the public with the extraordinary talent of the studio artists who work in the shadow of famous actors and directors. They are costume designers, set builders, prosthetic and make-up artists, special effects modellers, and animatronic technicians. They are the people who create magical castles for ‘The Lord of the Rings’, enormous spaceships for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, strange creatures for ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Blade Runner’, lifelike gorillas for ‘Planet of the Apes’, bizarre weapons for ‘Men in Black’, or the prostheses that transform Robin Williams into Mrs Doubtfire. Visiting our permanent collections is a fascinating way for the public to discover the tricks, techniques and incredible work that goes on in special effects studios.
The museum’s second mission is to offer film studios, film museums, directors and collectors a restoration workshop that can breathe new life into film props that have broken or deteriorated over time. Dozens of rare items like a Xenomorph from Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Alien: Resurrection’, miniatures from Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, helicopters from ‘Cliffhanger’ and James Bond films, and the Spinner from ‘Blade Runner’ have been completely restored and are now on display in our museum.

Plan your visit

Ideally located in the heart of Lyon the Museum has taken residence in the famous "Maison des Avocats", an old XVI century building listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

Musée Cinéma & Miniature
"Maison des Avocats"60, rue Saint Jean (derrière le Palais de justice) 69005 Lyon - FRANCE

How to get there?
Bus & Métro Ligne D (arrêt Vieux-Lyon)

Car parks:
Parkings Saint Jean and Saint Georges

Opening Times

Open every day
From 10AM to 6:30PM
***Warning: Tickets office closes at 5:30PM.***

Bank Holidays
Closed on December 25th and January 1st

Useful tip!
On week-ends, avoid busiest hours (from 2PM to 5PM)

Admission rates

Adults 9,50€ / Children 6,50€
(from 5 to 15 years old, free under 5)

Senior 8€
(over 60 years old, id required)

Reduced rate 
- Students (under 26)
- Unemployed
- Disabled (proof of entitlement required)

Family rates

Adults 8,50€ / Children 5,50€
(proof of entitlement required)

Free admission :
City Card or Carte Pass'Région

Cash, Credit card, Check, Chèque-Vacances, Chèque-Culture

Booking / Groups

Available to Schools, Charities, and recreations centres.
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