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Museum workshops

Lyon’s Musée Cinéma & Miniature is a vibrant place that is home to two workshops: one used to restore film props and objects and the other to create miniature scenes.


Miniature artists are hard at work here in their workshop in the Lyon Musée Miniature et Cinéma. Each day, Dan Ohlmann works on his latest creations, and is regularly joined by other artists as well.

Their efforts are an excellent source of new miniatures for the museum. Every year, artists from France and abroad create new pieces to be added to our collections.

Over the years, many students from a variety of modelling schools have come to the museum for apprenticeships. As they learn the basics of their chosen profession, they also participate in various yearly projects.

Lyon’s Musée Cinéma & Miniature is first and foremost a place for creating, enlivened by artistic connections, discussions and collaborations.


A giant praying mantis comes back to life before viewers’ eyes, a galleon 3 metres long gradually recovers its majestic sails… No latex sculpture can survive for more than 10 years, and it seemed that the gigantic Alien Queen would be no exception. It took many months of research to find a way to restore the latex body of this famous monster.

Every month, pirate sabres, radio-controlled robotic animals, science fiction costumes and other unusual film accessories are restored to perfect condition in the Lyon workshops.

This practice of restoring cinema objects from studios, museums and filmmaker collections enables us to frequently change our collections. Special effects experts who work full-time in their own studios often come to Lyon to consult with our restoration professionals. These skilled technicians share their artistic talent and indispensable technical know-how to properly restore these immensely valuable objects.

This is Musée Cinéma & Miniature’s way to participate in preserving cinematographic heritage.

Photos of our Cinema workshops

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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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