15th Edition of La Nuit Des Musées – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Published: 2019/05/13

Saturday, May 18, 2019, all museums in Lyon will be open for a unique experience.


La Nuit Européenne des Musées is celebrating its 15th birthday this year.

Saturday, May, 18, all museums in France and Europe will be open, free of admission, until 1:00 am to purpose evening entertainment, museum visits, track games, workshops, etc.

This event is organized by the Ministry of Culture in France. This is an inescapable meeting of the spring cultural landscape in Europe. More than 3000 museums are part of the event across the continent.

Each collaborating establishment is in charge of creating an event for this occasion, in collaboration with many talented artists from diverse backgrounds. Museums’ collections are highlighted in an original way to make your experience unique.


Nuit des musées 2019 in Lyon - flyer event

Flyer of La Nuit Européenne des musées 2019.


Nuit des musées 2019 in Lyon – Program

Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art

1 ado/ 1 oeuvre
From 6:30 to 8:30 pm, a wandering will take place in the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art. François Stemmer and a group of young people from 16 to 21 years old will tell the story of the meeting between a piece of art and a teenager. During the show, dance, singing, words, graffiti, etc. will be in the limelight in front of the museum’s artworks.

This artistic performance has been created by François Stemmers and youngsters.

Open from 6 pm à 11 pm.
Free Access.

Musée d’Art Contemporain
Cité Internationale, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon.


Lyon Fine Arts Museum

For the edition of 2019, the Lyon Fine Arts Museum will be animated by students from ENSSIB school.
For this occasion, many workshops are organized in the museum:

  • Memes creation in connection with romantic sculptures of the museum,
  • Dramatic play around the theme of embalming in the sarcophagi room,
  • Telling of the tale “La Fabuleuse Histoire de Blanche et Prince Eric » inspired by the paintwork in the Italian painting gallery,
  • Discoveries of tea ceremonies in Japan and Taiwan, poetry reading, etc.

From 7:30 pm to midnight.
Free admission in the museum’s collection, temporary exhibition not accessible.

Musée des Beaux-Arts 
20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon.



Gadagne Historical Museums

“Gadagne sort le grand jeu !”

This year, the Gadagne Historical Museums goes all out! The team cooked some new games and enigmas in the heart of the museum.
For this occasion, children will have the opportunity to discover some famous Lyonnaises figures like L’Abbé Pierre, Guignol… through games in the museums.

For gamers, the Labyrinth of the museum is waiting for you.

From 7 pm to midnight.
Free Access.

Musées Gadagne
1 Place du Petit Collège, 69005 Lyon.


Resistance and Deportation History Centre

Rave musette. Mémoire des bals clandestins – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
“Memory of clandestine Dances” is a show out of standards where personal memories and live music are combined to offer you a unique experience.

La parole aux archives !
” Archives’ voice ” workshop is divided into two parts: exhibition visits and readings of some selected documents by two comedians.

Game: résistance à Lyon.
Come and discover historical figures and anecdotes about the French Resistance in Lyon.

Comment c’était, la vi(ll)e, avant ?
” How was life in town before?” is a workshop that invites children to discover the daily life of a family during the WWII period.

From 7 pm to midnight.
Free Access.

Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation
14 Avenue Berthelot, 69007 Lyon.


Lyon Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication

  • Discovery of the exhibition The Odyssey of Saved Books: « L’Odyssée des livres sauvés », accompanied by cultural mediators,
  • Street Art fanzines presentations,
  • Demonstration in the Typesetting services workshop,
  • Demonstrations and meeting with professionals of graphic arts.

From 7 pm to 10:30 pm.
Free Access.

Musée de l’imprimerie et de la communication graphique
13 Rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon.


Automobile Museum Henri Malartre

Le tour du monde en une soirée : à vous de jouer !
Follow history through cars and go for a round-the-world adventure in cars from different times.

From 6 pm to 9 pm.
Free Access.

Musée de l’automobile Henri Malartre
645 Rue du Musée, 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône.



Musée des Confluences

This year at Le Musée des Confluences, an original trail in connexion with the exhibition Coléoptères, Insectes Extraordinaires.

Different animations are organized for this occasion: giant insects invasion, insects tasting, jewelry creations with beetle’s elytra, origami workshop, screening of “Green Porno”, a collection of short films by Isabella Rossino and many other activities.

You can also discover the permanent and temporary exhibitions: Yokainoshima, Esprits du Japon et Fêtes Himalayennes, Les Derniers Kalash.

From 7 pm to midnight.
Free Access.

Musée des Confluences
86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon.


Lugdunum –Roman museum and theater

The museum Lugdunum is transformed into a giant playground for La Nuit des Musées. Circus games, hopscotch, role-play and card games, etc. There is everything to have fun with family or friends in the heart of the museum’s collections.

From 7 pm to 10 pm. 
Free access.

LUGDUNUM – Musée & Théâtres Romains
17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon.


Textile Museum

La Classe l’œuvre
The activity “Putting the school class at work” is a presentation of the work realized by students of 5 schools around the artwork “Ombre de Robe” by Luc Druez.
Night walks in the museum’s collection.

From 6 pm to 10 pm
Free Access.

Le Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
34 Rue de la Charité, 69002 Lyon.