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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Notre Dame / Marais
+33 1 53 01 82 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for anyone interested at all in science, engineering or anything to do with trades. All its information is in English as well as French and it was surprisingly big. Was thinking we'd only be there for 2 hours max but...More

Thank Petra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Free on a Thursday after 6:00pm (check to see if this is still possible). Broad range of industrial heritage, so if building, travel and engineering are your thing make an effort to see.

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a really fun museum, especially if you have an interest in the history of science or technology in general. Exhibits include early cars and planes, experimental equipment of historic importance such as Focault's pendulum and Lavosier's chemical lab, a model of the statue...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Not necessarily a visit for those with small children. But absolutely fascinating, well laid out and.... not too long! Many places to eat and/or have a drink, since it is not far from the Halles or the Place des Vosges and the Marais.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I only happened to visit because I was staying nearby, and was enthralled. A collection dedicated to industrial design does not sound enticing, but it was fascinating to learn the history and development of so much of what we take for granted. Like telling the...More

1  Thank NoreenChan
Reviewed 31 July 2018

My finance wanted to visit and I wasn't so sure but we ended up having a great time! We actually spent longer here than at the Louvre. All of the main attractions have English text but if you know a bit of French that helps...More

Thank Veronica D
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is a museum that is almost rendered cool by its total lack of cool. Mostly a dusty display of historic scientific, electronic and mechanical equipment. However, two elements really merit a stop. First is a small room populated by mechanical toys, music boxes and...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

If you like science or not you will just love this museum there is so much thing tee see tuch and understand all the history of all inventions in the world ! So perfect

Thank Charlie N
Reviewed 28 June 2018

wonderful place to appreciate the beauty of science and engineering. The room full of mechanical toys is wonderful. The old tools and models are really beautiful with exquisitely delicate workmanship. Made me appreciate our everyday-technolgy -- watches, weights & measures, stairways & bridges -- in...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing museum. Not my favorite kind of museum but it's good. Loved the church that's being restored and the pendulum

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Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on... More
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Response from DonPaula R | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits... More