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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#63 of 1,120 things to do in Paris
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Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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Great Overview of 400+ Years of Engineering & Technology

Priority admission was included on the paris museum pass. Well designed and organised museum, through which I spent about two hours strolling, looking at the exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Priority admission was included on the paris museum pass. Well designed and organised museum, through which I spent about two hours strolling, looking at the exhibits and pieces, from how things were measured in the past, to making water, furnaces for making iron, communication and modern materials. An afternoon well spent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to many of the known attractions, but a friend knew that my husband is an engineer, so he recommended this site. It was hands down my husband's favorite. Basically a overview of technology for 400 years, I ended up having to sit and wait for long periods, because he kept walking around saying, "Wow! This is incredible!" :-)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Okay, this place isn't anything like the Louvre, in that the one is all about art and the other - in this case the Musee des Arts et Metiers - is about design and science. It's most similar to the Science Museum in London, with a modest - and therefore easily seen - collection that traces different areas of design... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A absolute mecca for engineers. A must visit for curious 10 years olds where the concepts of science are introduced academically. The museum is spread across three levels and the exhibit items/machines are timeless. Spend a day leisurely to absorb the information.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I always overlooked this museum during my visits to Paris. Now that I live here, I decided to actually go check it out, only to realize that overlooking it was a big mistake. It's one of the best museum in Paris, and probably one of the best science museums in the world. In the exhibit you'll find the original "meter... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A proof of human evolution,measuring systems,weight systems,the evolution of technology,the firsts telephone.The most important thing is FOUCAULT PENDULUM,don't miss it,otherwise you hav eto go to BOLOGNE.Nice colllection of airplanes and cars.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I am not particularly interested in science and engineering yet I still found things to interest me in this well laid out museum . Good audio guide in English with options of detail , more detail and even more detail ! there is a cost for entry (maybe about 7 Euros ? )and a separate extra cost for the audio... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a fabulous little museum, much smaller than the Science Museum in London but a little gem. Well laid out in historical themes and lots of fascinating artifacts. A temporary exhibition is always interesting. The current one, (until March), is on the history of French television. While the historical bits are interesting the museum has secured one of only... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Thought we would see a schematic or cross-section of the system, disappointed. But still learned lots. All in French though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you have read Umberto Eco's novel 'Foucault's Pendulum' you would find this museum familiar. It is here that the most exciting scenes in the novel take place, and it is here that you can see the pendulum with which physicist Leon Foucault proved the rotation of the earth in 1851. Apart from the exhibits themselves, the halls are worth... More 

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