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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Lyon

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Puppetry International Museum

Located within the Gadagne museum, this museum's exhibit is all about France's best-known puppet - Guignol, created in Lyon in 1908 by the silk worker Laurent Mourguet. Mourguet was the inspiration behind Lyon's satirical street theater, thanks to his three creations - Guignol, Madelon and Gnafron, who poked fun at the forces of law and order and the king. The museum depicts the evolution of Guignol and Company, both through their performances and the ways in which they were made. Additional puppets from around the world are also on display.

Lyon, France
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Abode of Chaos

Located in the small town of Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or near Lyon, the Abode of Chaos is a contemporary art museum with over 5400 artworks on display by various artists from all around the world. It was founded in 1999 by Thierry Ehrmann,, artist himself who has fought against many lawsuits, complaints and petitions to keep the museum alive and running. The space was created with the aim to resemble a chaotic war zone where art pieces from different genres and different styles come together to form a pop art factory that would make Andy Warhol proud. Although court proceedings on the case against the museum by the local council are still going on, the museum welcomes visitors and is a popular attraction among art lovers all over the world.

Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or, France
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Ampere & Electricity Museum

In the house of the youth of electricity, the Musée Ampère et de l'Electricité not only shows the life of this formidable invention but also the evolution and the history of electricity. Eighteen experiments are open to the public, allowing visitors an interactive experience. A varied collection of apparatus from the 18th Century shows the progress achieved in the use of electricity. Meetings, Lectures and Documentaries are also shown here. Groups can call and make appointments to enter the museum any day of the week and at any time.

Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'or, France
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