Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Grab your magnifying glass--at the Musée Miniature et Cinéma, visitors can witness environments so tiny that a doll would be too large to fit.

The Art of the Miniature

Famed miniaturist Dan Ohlmann created the Musée Miniature et Cinéma to celebrate all things tiny. Visitors can peer into more than 100 miniscule scenes that are still shockingly realistic. From the furniture to the lighting, the small rooms are unnervingly accurate. What’s more, staff artists create new scenes daily–it’s never the same museum twice.

Travel the World in One Building

Ohlmann and his fellow artists have built a whole universe inside a single Lyon building. Visitors can loiter inside a crumbling apartment, complete with graffiti on the centimeters-high walls. Or they can tour shrunken dinosaur bones in a shrunken natural history museum.

There’s more to see than just the miniatures. The Musée Miniature et Cinéma is inside the historic Maison des Avocats, once the home of Lyon’s lawyers. And there’s also a film exhibition that teaches guests about special effects techniques.