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Historical Museum and Puppet Museum, Lyon, France

 
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Distance from city center: 1.2mi
blackangel_66's pictureby blackangel_66 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 29th of October, 2009
The two museums are in the same building, one of the most impressive Renaissance mansions in Lyon built at the beginning of the 16the century.

The Historical Museum of Lyon is like telling the story of the city and its people from the Middle Ages. You can see here paintings and sculptures, but also beautiful furniture and even recorded stories.

The International Puppet Museum is very nice as well. They have all kinds of puppets, like marionettes, hand puppets, stick puppets and a great Punch and Judy! They have puppets from countries like Japan, Cambodia, Russia and many others. I loved it!

Address:
Rue du Gadagne 14
Lyon 69005

Price:
Adults: 6 Euros

Opening Hours:
From Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00am to 6:30pm.

 
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