Very friendly staff and an interesting & thought provoking exhibition. No doubt french speakers would get more out of the museum, but there is enough English content to make it worthwhile
A very informative museum about life in Lyon during the German occupation and the organisation of resistance in the city. It is actually located in the former HQ of Klaus Barbie. Don't miss the film featuring edits from the Barbie trial.
really enjoyed learning more about the resistance, lyon and the impact the war and deportations had on the city and surrounding areas. Good expos in French and English making understanding easy for the majority, also good literature on offer.
When traveling, we like to find things that are unique in a city. As the one time center of the Resistance, Lyon is the perfect place for this museum, housed in the old Gestapo headquarters. There are many exhibits with multi-lingual (French and English) audio and video presentations, and a film about Klaus Barbie, Butcher of Lyon, in both languages.... More
We have visited Lyon many times, but have never visited this museum, which is a bit out of the way. However, armed with good instructions and Lyon's superb public transportation system, we easily got to this museum. We happened to arrive at 11:30 a.m. It is not well-advertised, but at noon, the museum shows an almost hour-long video of the... More
The displays were interesting and very moving even though it was difficult to understand as everything was written in French and the numbers in the English guidebook didn't always correspond with the displays. We later heard that the "guide book needs updating". It would have been good to see some film with English subtitles as we have seen in similar... More
4E for the entry was very reasonable. We were given a book for translations although there are tablets available. There is far too much information and text to read and see everything in the museum. You get a sense of what happened and there is definitely an hours worth of visit. Would recommend.
It is poignant and symbolic that the museum is housed in the building used as the Gestapo HQ, run by Klaus Barbie who was eventually convicted of war crimes. The museum is well set out and has a mixture of static and video exhibits. The latter are mainly short interviews with people who were alive during the German occupation of... More
We were in Lyon for only 1 1/2 days on a river cruise. We decided to visit this museum to learn more about the history of the French Resistance in WWll. It is interesting to note the museum is located in the same building used by the Head of the Gestapo, Klaus Barbie, during the occupation. When we entered we... More
I wrote an email 3 times to several different addresses taken from the website. After 1 week head of documentation replied with excuses that due to school holidays they could not answer earlier. Why do they have more than 10 email addresses at all on their website if they are unwilling to answer due to school holidays? French incapability to... More
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