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60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Notre Dame / Marais
+33 1 53 01 82 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank WaltLo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We take things around us so much for granted that we forget they were the brainchild of some curious inventor. This museum shows you the beginnings of all of those inventions that are part of our world today. There are excellent videos that you can...More

Thank Johanne Y
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Quite interesting collection of machines and technology from the Middle Ages to modern times. Some brief descriptions in English but a much better choice if you can read French. I always shutter when I see technology in a museum which I remember being state of...More

Thank Rich_C313
Reviewed 25 May 2018

For lovers of science and invention, this museum is a treasure. Every room holds something wonderful...Foucault's pendulum, the Lumière cinematograph, spy cameras, old cars and planes, a camera obscura and plates for daguerreotypes, Blaise Pascal's 1642 calculator, ancient telescopes, Antoine Lavoisier’s laboratory, clever 18th century...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great musueum with a humongous collection of scientific artifacts from the dawn of time !! U can get a great overview of scientific progress in the last 10 centuries or so here. Some examples are - Lavoisier's full experimental setup, Foucault's pendulum, Foucault's setup for...More

Thank Atri_Mandal
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is a place for people with imagination! If you like the film 'Hugo' - go see. It is full of mechanical wonders, automatons and flying machines. There are interactive elements which are made of brass and wood and look like the exhibits. I don't...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a very high quality museum indeed. The collection is comprehensive and the presentation is clear. Normally I do not enjoy museums with the objects in glass cabinets but in this case I made an exception as the items were so interesting. There are...More

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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