Musee Miniature et Cinema, Lyon

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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Lyon holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musee Miniature et Cinema and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Loved studying the miniatures and how detailed they were. Great short films on creating the realistic dinosaurs for Jurassic Park and seeing actual movie props. It's a great way to spend a few hours.  more »
  • An extraordinary museum in the heart of Lyon's beautiful Old Town. Literally hundreds of genuine and very famous movie artifacts all actually used during filming of the motion pictures. Left me...  more »
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  • 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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