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Puppetry Museum - Gadagne Museums

Musée des Arts de la Marionnette Musées Gadagne © musées Gadagne / C. Loiseau
From Kermitterand to PPD, about forty puppets await you. Immersive and playful, scenography invites you to discover the secrets of puppetry. Young or old, come and wake up the puppeteer who lies in you!
The puppets? An art! The only museum in France devoted to this living art, the museum invites you to discover the mysteries of puppetry! From Guignol to Kermitterrand of the Bébête show, how do these objects come to life in the hands and imagination of puppeteers? Around a new selection of forty puppets, immersive scenography alternates discovery and experimentation. The visitor discovers, listens, remembers, manipulates. The new path of the Puppet Arts Museum is designed for an audience of all ages and to bring dialogue between generations.


Educational visits, Themed tour, Shop, Restaurant, Tour free of charge, Guided tours



Langues parlées

English, French, Italian

Contact details

1 place du Petit Collège 69005 Lyon 5ème

Tel. : 04 78 42 03 61


Adult: 4 to 6 € (During temporary exhibitions: € 8 / € 6
At night: € 5 / € 3)
Teenager: 0 €
Child: 0 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years.

Museum Pass : € 25/year with full access into 6 museums of the town.
Entrance free: job seeker (upon presentation of a current proof), disabled persons with their companion.
Free audioguides for both museums and the visit of Gadagne House.

Opening times

From 08/07 to 03/09/2017, open from Wednesday to Sunday: 9.30 am-6.30 pm.
Closed on July 14th.
From 04/09/2017 to 30/06/2018, open from Wednesday to Sunday: 11 am-6.30 pm. Closed on Jan. 1st, Apr. 1st, May 1st and Dec. 25th.


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Lyon City Card Admission to 21 museums is free with the Lyon City Card