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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (29 reviews)
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17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Museum is located right beside the two Roman amphitheaters in the Fourviere area and connected via funicular to public transit. The museum appears quite small from the outside, but was built right into the hill with only a few obvious windows and the main...More

Thank A_M_Nell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum of five levels. The structure fits into a wall area next to the ROMAN theatre. The level entry is either at the first floor or fifth. You get the audio guide on the fifth level. The museum is very informative...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in the early Roman times this is a good museum to visit while in Lyon. Lots of mosaic floors, carvings and artifacts. It has a good window view of the Roman amphitheater (although the window was in needs of cleaning when...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting Roman foundations of cities, and I happen to like looking at the artifacts, etc, due to my interest in history. I loved the mosaics! I was there on a free admission day. The exhibits are well labeled in English, but one can...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great trip to the roots of our civilization and great moment in world history to do it. Doesn't let you forget what the animals want to destroy.

Thank MarcosH
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Archeology yielded rich troves of Lyon's ancient past and the artefacts are very well lit, captioned and displayed. I also enjoyed the modern architecture and its airy spaces although the whole museum is underground.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Audio tour is recommended; Cheap; Takes around a hour; Cool visualisation/model; Adds a whole chapter to the history of Lyon, one i didn't know; Interesting surrounding which you can't miss out on;

Thank Thijn S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

An inexpensive informative way to learn about the early history of Lyon (Lugdunum). The included audio guide was very informative and the displays were well preserved/restored. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Impressive collection of Roman artifacts found in Lyon, formerly Lugdunum during Roman times. Just a few euros for entrance, which included the audioguide. We spent over an hour here. The museum building itself was modern and uncluttered, and interesting in itself.

Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hidden in the hill is collection of antiuities from Lyon. Comprehensive display of things that last several thousand years and more plus the ruin, The whole area has a history. It's on the top of a hill if you are going to walk.

Thank TasArb
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Jake N
15 July 2016|
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