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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  • Great alternative museum in Lyon. Really worth a visit. We spent several hours just wandering and were just amazed with the uniqueness of some of the displays.  more »
  • Went into this museum to escape the summer heat and was pleasantly surprised. It’s very well done, interactive, and reasonably priced for such a big museum. The building it is in is also gorgeous.  more »
  • I was so curious how small they could be, those models are extremely incredible. And if you try using your camera rolling those small rooms from left to right. You will find out that they seem so real!
  • Really, really good experience for cinema fans. Just GO and see it, I was really impressed. You need at least 2h for the full experience. Places NOT suitable for children are well indicated, be a responsible parent. 😏

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