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A genuine "museum of civilisation", the Fine Arts Museum will take you on a journey from Egypt to the Art Deco period to Islamic art.
On the first floor, 16 rooms lead visitors on a discovery of history across the ancient civilisations: Egypt, Sumer, Cyprus, Greece and the Roman Empire.
Next, there are 17 rooms covering the precious arts and sculpture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from Byzantine ivory to a rich collection of Limoges enamel and goldsmith's art.
A section of Islamic art and a rare collection of Japanese stoneware made for tea ceremonies are followed by the rooms dedicated to Art Nouveau and the Art Deco period.

The Museum of Fine Arts
Palais Saint-Pierre, 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon

Tel: + 33 (0)4 72 10 17 40
Open from 10:30am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 6:00 pm, from Wednesday through Sunday.
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays.

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , Museum of Fine Arts , France
    Museum of Fine Arts

    Temporary exhibitions are on display throughout the year. You can discover something different at the museum on every visit.

    © Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , The Museum of Lyon boutique , France
    The Museum of Lyon boutique

    The facilities include an online boutique offering a whole range of products inspired by the works covering the walls of the museum.

    © Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , The Museum of Fine Arts: don't miss it , France
    The Museum of Fine Arts: don't miss it

    With a large number of collections and a unique location in the city centre, you cannot stay in Lyon without visiting the Museum of Fine Arts.

    © Muriel Chaulet / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , Lyon Museum Card , France
    Lyon Museum Card

    Unlimited access to six museums for only £17 per year! The museums in question include the Gadagne Museum, the Printing Museum, and the CHRD (the Historical Centre of the Resistance and Deportation).

    © Muriel Chaulet / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , Welcoming groups of students , France
    Welcoming groups of students

    The Museum of Fine Arts. Children are also interested the history of civilisation! The museum welcomes groups of young students to give them a taste for learning.

    © Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts , The Museum of Civilisation , France
    The Museum of Civilisation

    This really is a 'museum of civilisation', covering all the civilisations you can think of, from Egypt to the Art Deco period via Islamic Art.

    © Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
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