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“A very high quality museum for grown ups”

Musee des Arts et Metiers
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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 no cheap tricks for the smallest children but a teen genuinely interested in tech and nature sciences should do fine. This is serious stuff, not a playground.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Every time We are in Paris we go here. Shops in a viaduct. Now have quite a number of real craftsmen. Woodworkers, furniture designs, leather workers. Material designers. Very few empty. Over near the Opera.

Thank wgroves
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I took my 9 year old daughter here based on reviews that it is good for kids and I couldn't disagree more. While full of interesting items and information, everything was in a glass case with mainly information in French only. My daughter enjoyed the church, but was bored to tears for the rest of it. I think it would be interesting for an adult interested in technology/engineering, but definitely not suitable for kids.

Thank SingWeiss
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

How you feel about this museum will have a lot to do with how interested you are in the march of technology, especially French technology. Chances are you're in a relationship where one of you will love the museum and one will be bored to tears. The museum is broken down into broad areas like communication and transportation and has original equipment, as well as scale models key industrial processes like Bessamer steel.

That having been said, for a museum of technology it could use some updating. The displays of various compueyrs like Cray 2's and microcomputers stop around 1985. The Construction section has a cool piece about a bridge built in Greece in 2005. The communication section stops well short of the internet or mobile phones. There is not a lot of technology in here from the last 30 years, which leaves you with the impression that either the museum ran out of gas or that the French have not participated much in recent advances. Still for a detailed tech insight into the golden age of French technology prowess on the world stage this museum can't be beat.

Check out the pendulum in the church, too!

Thank syzygymfl
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

All in one. Many different things in one place. There is more technical things. You can see history of almost all parts of our daily life.

Thank Marcin--0077
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