There’s a Museum in France Dedicated to Hyperrealistic Miniature Film Sets
If you find yourself in Lyon, France consider checking out the Musée Miniature et Cinéma created by world-renowned, award-winning miniaturist artist Dan Ohlmann.
Ideally located in the heart of “Vieux-Lyon” (the city’s historical centre), the museum is housed in the “Maison des Avocats” (Lawyers’ House), a famed 16th century building that is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
The collections extend over five stories, totalling almost 2,000 m² of exhibition space.
Unique in France, the main collection presents over 100 hyperreal miniature scenes on two stories. More than mere technical achievements, these creations are mirages of their own kind. Their outstanding realism revives one’s memories and exhales a distinct sense of nostalgia. The subtle lighting arrangement, the painstaking replication of old textures, the use of the same original materials, all contribute to the creation of a moving poetry that resonates with each new miniature panorama. [source]
All the hyperreal miniature scenes of master miniaturist and Museum curator Dan Ohlmann are on display. They are the result of over 20 years of passionate creation in his workshop. Formerly a cabinetmaker and inner architect, he has always worked with one goal in mind: to take the viewer to various ambiances of our daily life. [source]
10.00-18.30: Monday – Friday
10.00-19.00: Saturday – Sunday
10.00-19.00: School holidays and bank holidays
Closed on December 25 and January 1st
Children: 6,50€ (4 to 15)
Children under 4: free of charge
Senior: 8€ (from 60, proof of entitlement required)
Reduced rate: 6,50€ (proof of entitlement required)
– Students (under 26)
Reduced rate “Large family”
Adult 8€ / Children 5€
Musée Miniature et Cinéma
“Maison des Avocats”
60, rue Saint Jean
69005 Lyon – FRANCE