The Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon is a place where you can see ultra-detailed replicas of Robocop, Gremlins, city alleyways, props and movie sets, all in miniature. The museum holds more than 1,000 replica locations, props, pieces of artwork and crafts. It also focuses on special effects and movie creatures with some full-sized props and costumes on display as well.

    Located in the heart of Lyon's historical center, this museum lets you see props and costumes from a wide and eclectic range of famed productions as well as stunningly detailed artwork requiring such precision you're sure to be amazed.

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    What are the highlights of Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon?

    The miniature scenery is certainly a highlight of the Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon, with fully detailed depictions of scenes like medieval alchemical workshops and city alleys. These are complete with jars and steampunk-style machinery as well as miniature figures occupying them. Other highlights include micro-artwork like carved matchsticks and eggshells and tiny examples of origami.

    The other focus of the museum lets you see real costumes and props from movies as diverse as Batman, Stuart Little, Spider-Man, Alien, Hellboy and others. You can see props and costumes and learn about the special effects of these movies as you view the exhibits.

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    What else is good to know about Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon?

    The Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon is in a 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage building. Students under 26, the unemployed, and people with disabilities get in at a reduced rate. Carparks are located nearby at Parkings Saint-Jean and Saint-Georges, or you can take the bus or Metro.

    The museum is self-guided but is disability-accessible, so if you need accommodations, simply let them know. The busiest hours for the exhibits are between 2 pm and 5 pm on weekends, and it can get very crowded during these times. The ticket office closes an hour before the museum.

    Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon

    Location: 60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 10 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)4 72 00 24 77

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