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Historical Museum of Lyon & International Puppet Museum

Listed under Museums in Lyon, France.

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This building used to be one of the most lauded Renaissance houses in Lyon, a truly grand affair, built in the first quarter of the 16th Century by the sons of a spice merchant, but more famously owned by the also more famous Gadagne banking family, best known for their parties. Which they threw here. But these days the house holds both the local museum, the Historical Museum of Lyon, and the Puppet Museum. The puppet museum has all sorts of interesting puppets and puppet paraphernalia: marionettes, hand puppets, stick puppets, Japanese puppets, Cambodian puppets, Russian puppets and even a Punch and Judy. The local museum tells the story of Lyon since the middle ages, via art, furniture, artefacts and recorded stories.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am.

 

Written by  Sarah Knighton.

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