Thursday, June 23, 2011

Puppet heaven

Musee Gadagne is a dual-purpose museum in the heart of Lyon. Half of it is a history museum, which we did not visit. The other half is a puppet museum.  A great place for kids!

Remarkably affordable (6 Euros, but children up to the age of 26 !!! are free and receive a free audioguide), the museum works hard to make itself accessible to the English-speaking world. They have even translated all of their children's guide materials into English. Eleanor and Isaac had a lot of fun with the museum-provided clipboard (the perfect sketching accessory) and the challenge questions in the children's guide, and Emma Lucy found the audio tour interesting.

The puppet museum made us appreciate stumbling across a puppet show in the park--one of those happy bits of serendipity!

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