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Lyon’s Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Explore the miniaturists’ studio

The studio where

miniatures are made

Miniature artists are hard at work here in their workshop in the Musée Miniature et Cinéma. Dan Ohlmann and other artists are working on their latest creations.

These workshops are not open to the public except during open house events, because the artists require extreme concentration for their work.

Occasionally, students from modelling schools or temporary interns come to the museum’s workshops as apprentices. As they work with Dan Ohlmann to learn the highly specialised profession of miniature art, they take part in a variety of annual projects. They learn to create prototypes, make models, and pour complex casts. They often participate directly in making the miniatures ordered by different institutions.

Laurie Courbier, currently in charge of our cinema exhibits, is also a miniaturist who sometimes constructs her own ultra-realistic scenes in these workshops.

It’s a place full of art, life and connections between miniaturists from all around the world.

The museum has a miniature acquisition fund. Each year, miniaturists from France and abroad create new pieces for our collections.

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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