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Musée Africain

Lyon | Civilisations extra-européennes - Ethnologie - Histoire
€2 - €8
The African Museum of Lyon is one of the oldest private museums in the city of Lyon. It is also the oldest museum devoted to Africa in France. His collection is particularly rich in pieces from West Africa.

The African Museum was established in 1861 at the initiative of the Society of African Missions and its founder Bishop of Marion Brésillac. After the latter's death, the father Augustin Planque who undertook to ask the missionaries in West Africa to report stories of everyday, religious and ritual life in Africa.

The African Museum is located at 150 Court Gambetta Lyon. It features in its building of 750 sqm premises devoted to the permanent collection (2126 pieces) and like all museums, a room devoted to temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection is divided thematically into three levels: Everyday Life, Social Life, Religious Life.

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Contact details

  • Name: Musée Africain
  • Address: 150 cours Gambetta - 69007 - Lyon - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 78 61 60 98


Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n° 9, 23, 36 (Manufacture des Tabacs)
  • By metro : ligne D (Garibaldi - Sans-Souci)