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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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Excellent and Sparsely Visited Museum

If you have even a passing interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or inventions then take a morning or afternoon to visit this fine museum. It is packed full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you have even a passing interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or inventions then take a morning or afternoon to visit this fine museum. It is packed full of scientific instruments, construction models, transportation developments, navigation and measurement instruments, communications equipment, photography, computers, and so much more that is too voluminous to detail here but I must mention that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A must for anyone interested in the history of engineering and technology. Very comprehensive collection.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a fabulous and yet little advertised museum. It is full of French inventions and innovation in communications, materials, measurement, transportation, scientific instruments, energy, construction, mechanics. The building is an old abbey and cannot be beat as a venue to show off these exhibits. With soaring ceilings the airplanes overhead are so impressive. It had an excellent exhibit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in inventions and innovation visit this museum. A fun and informative walk though history's landmark developments in technology. Bonus: Foucault's original pendulum hung in an old church....

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Basically a technology museum. You can't miss the subway stop as it is all copper. That is actually how we ended up there, as my husband is retired from mechanical engineering, I just said, let's get off here, and we changed our plans, just like that. We didn't know about it before. I also love technology, so a great day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is a great space to learn about technologies and engineering through a collection of objects in various domains.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Musee des Arts et Metiers is a fun historical science museum. I enjoyed the exhibits and highly recommend it - for children and adults. I did the English audio tour, which I found long-winded and super irritating. There was 3-5 seconds of dead air, and a long (30 second) banter between two people at the beginning of each audio... More 

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had an excellent morning wandering around this museum. It is packed full of amazing instruments, computers and technology from the last 400 years. Everything is clearly labelled and well presented. The museum was well organised so we got to see everything. I loved watching the demonstration of Foucault's pendulum at 12.00 (this was all in French, but we got... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a big museum with some seriously good collections. Starting on the 2nd floor with equipment used by the founders of modern European science the recommended route takes the visitor through a 1st floor full of such disparate objects as early computers, sewing machines, looms and printing presses. Transport is probably our main interest, and this is on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a collection of fascinating and beautiful and often very old scientific instruments, plus sections on the machinery of the industrial revolution and since (including 1970s computers). Famous scientists own personal instruments - eg Pascal's calculator and Lavoisier's laboratory.

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