Musée des Confluences

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Located south of Lyon, the spectacular structure of the Musée des Confluences is not only the merging point of the Rhône and Saône, but also of art and science. Inside, you can immerse your curiosity in the mysteries of human culture and natural science, with exhibitions that encourage dialogue between the disciplines of palaeontology, mineralogy, zoology, ethnography, archaeology, and science and technology. Egyptian mummies, a 155 million year old dinosaur skeleton, fossils, and a replica of Sputnik 2 are just some of the wonders you can expect to see inside. While the interior holds an incredible collection, the building is also a feat of art unto itself. Designed by the firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, the Musée des Confluences’ architecture suggests a place of discovery, wonder, and knowledge sharing dedicated to all audiences. Visitors can wander through a unique museum that facilitates dialogue between scientific disciplines to provide a more complete view of the world.

Opening hours

  • Sunday : 10:30 - 18:30

  • Tuesday : 10:30 - 18:30

  • Wednesday : 10:30 - 18:30

  • Thursday : 10:30 - 18:30

  • Friday : 10:30 - 18:30

  • Saturday : 10:30 - 18:30

How to get there?

Musée des Confluences

86 Quai Perrache , 69002

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