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Cinema and Miniature Museum


Last updated date : 28/03/2024

From Back to the Future to Star Wars, passing through Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Alien, Matrix, Batman, and even Terminator, the grand history of cinema is illustrated in a UNESCO-listed Renaissance building in the heart of Old Lyon.

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Discover a thousand original works, costumes, and iconic props that have enchanted entire generations across 2000m² of exhibition space. An unforgettable immersive experience designed to delight families, awaken the curiosity of the young, and fulfill cinephiles in search of unforgettable memories.

The Cinema and Miniature Museum is a unique and essential cultural destination. Located in the heart of Old Lyon, it houses an extensive collection of original cinema artifacts seen in feature films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Aliens, Jurassic Park, and Terminator 2. Its aim is to reveal the secrets of special effects, the crafts, and techniques unique to the Seventh Art.

The permanent collections consist of costumes, special props, prosthetic makeup, animatronics, stop-motion puppets, and pre-production sculptures.

Additionally, the museum showcases the world's largest international collection of miniature art, comprising a thousand realistic masterpieces painstakingly and skillfully created by various miniature artists from around the globe.

Practical information


60 rue Saint-Jean - 69005 Lyon 5ème


English, French


Full price: 16.90 €
Reduced price: 14.90 €
Child (4-15 years): 11.90 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

10€ with the Lyon City Card.


All year round
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 6.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.


  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Cinema and Miniature Museum

60 rue Saint-Jean - 69005 Lyon 5ème

I go by alternative transportation

Subway: Line D, stop : "Cathédrale Saint Jean-Vieux Lyon". Bus : C3. Car Park : Saint Jean or Saint Georges.

This activity is included in the Lyon City Card!

The essential tourist and cultural pass to make the most of your stay in Lyon!