The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum which opened on 20 December 2014 in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, (Rhône), France. It is located at the southern tip of the Presqu'île at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, adjacent to Autoroute A7, and comprises part of a larger redevelopment project of the Confluence quarter of Lyon. The deconstructivist architectural design, said to resemble a floating crystal cloud of stainless steel and glass, was created by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.
The museum includes collections of natural science, anthropology, and Earth Sciences of the Musée d'histoire naturelle - Guimet. These collections will be supplemented by exhibitions of arts and crafts.
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Marieantoinette Armel | Nov 21, 2017
A bit of everything. The current exhibition on the Lumiere brothers was in-depth and very interesting visually. Permanent exhibition is a mini Natural History museum but again well laid and explanation in French and English. There's a cafe on the fourth floor and the view of Lyon is worth a visit. Staff were polite and helpful in suggesting a wheelchair for my 86 year old mum which we return to the cloakroom on our way out. Easy access by tram.
Miguel Eduardo Gil Biraud | Dec 29, 2017
Nice museum with some permanent exhibition on evolution, technology. Good to get an overview but not the best in Europe at any of those topics. The temporary exhibitions we saw were interesting, particularly the one on the Lumiere brothers. The building is interesting on its own and it is worth going to the upper floor to take on the views over the city to the north and over the river confluence to the South.
Alla Dubovska | Feb 18, 2018
Very modern museum, a lot of interesting expositions, a huge amount of things you can interact with. Nice place to attend with children and spend time usefully and with a fun. It is one of the main places "have to visit" in Lyon.
Michael Riedl | Jan 7, 2018
Terrific museum. Spectacular architecture and awesomely located on an island in the river Rhone. You may enjoy exhibition for every taste from nature, science, and art. Parking situation is not trival though. I definitely recommend to go there.
Joshua Gifford | Dec 13, 2017
Very good museum, only €5 for under 25s too! Contemporary art/exhibitions but also very science/nature elements too. This museum has everything plus the architecture is unique and it's not too far from the centre of town the the tram (T1). Overall, a must visit in Lyon.
Ralf Schernewski | Apr 1, 2018
Nice museum with interesting architecture. You should go in the museum for the architecture but not for the permanent exposition. The exposition is boring and can be seen in tousands of other museums. Entrance fee is not high, parking approximately five minutes to go. There is a small bistro in the top floor of the museum with beautiful view.
Richard Evans | Apr 28, 2018
Great museum and beautiful building. The exhibitions are really creative and brings together displays in a really cool manner. Highly recommended!!
paul scott-griffiths | Apr 9, 2018
The building is fantastic and the cafe at the top is accessible without purchasing an entry ticket. But the permanent exhibitions are a little disjointed. Stuffed animals to space. Machinery to death. The temporary exhibitions are often rather good though.
Barra O'Brien | Apr 22, 2018
What a place! Amazing on the outside and even better inside, the exhibits are great and it's cheap to get it. Roof top cafe is great
Ludwig Haskins | May 8, 2018
What an utterly charming museum. I liked everything about it; the location, architecture, collection, gift shop, rooftop cafe and delightful ground floor restaurant. Don’t visit Lyon without a trip here.
Andrew McKellar | Jul 8, 2018
Interesting and extensive science and natural history museum in a stunning modern building worthy of a visit in its own right. Good for adults and youngsters. Easily reached by tram. Allow two or three hours at least. The top floor self service restaurant is good and offers great views of the rivers and city. There's a good shop with plenty of relevant and quirky merchandise.
Emilio Durazo | Jun 17, 2018
Amazing museum. The exhibits were stunning, and there were a lot. The structure is stunning and it really makes you want to visit. The people are very welcoming and entrance is free for students. There is a café at the top of the building where there is an amazing view. If you are in Lyon this a must.
Charlie Brej | Jun 11, 2018
It is a massive building, but inside there are only a few rooms. The exhibits are excellent and even though they are limited, they picked out the best stuff to show. About 3 hours if you take it slowly through every room. No Jacquard loom, but instead they had the first home computer.
Artur Kalinowski | Jun 21, 2018
Very special place with great architecture and interesting content. Temporary exhibition about Hugo Prat was great.
Shubhankar Agrawal | Jul 16, 2018
They have a variety of exhibits here, especially the temporary exhibits that keep changing throughout the year. The permanent ones are not many, but relatively more interesting. The layout of the museum is simple and extremely easy to navigate. The building looks ultra futuristic and you can even walk to the point where the two rivers meet at the end of the museum. Can be a good spot to take pictures.
Bruno Croissant | Jul 22, 2018
Very beautiful and interesting museum designed by Coop Himmelblau architects. The collection in the museum is very diverse with beautiful Japanese art items (such as No theater masks), African sculptures and items from the Pacific islands. It’s also worth having a look around with creative modern architecture and good restaurants.
Beverley Kirwan | Aug 7, 2018
Very similar to the national history museum in London. Listern to the philosophy takes on the meaning of death and immortality. Sounds morbid but thought provoking.
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