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Musee des Arts et Metiers

Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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$144*
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Paris Pass
90%
Ranked #43 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Our first trip here was satisfactory, but we needed more time. The artifacts, including a restored Foucault's Pendulum, were interesting to observe, but I think we need to return to really take in what this museum has to offer.

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NY, NY
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Included with the Museum pass, I was surprised at how large this museum was. Several middle school groups were visiting with their teachers. If you are interested in technology, how things work, etc - then this is the place for you. There are lots of different types of motors and engines on display, calculators. machines, etc. I can easily understand... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In front of the Musée des Arts et Métiers one is welcomed by (a statue of) Zénobe Gramme, inventor of the DC generator and electrical motor in 1871, barely 140 years ago. Inside, the museum offers no less than a roller coaster tour through the 'Vertigo Years' (see: the famous book by Philipp Blom) of the 19th and early 20th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Me and my boyfriend headed towards gare du nord ready to head home, we had a few hours to wait so looked on nearby on trip advisor and found this museum it was an amazing find we spent nearly 3hours (but had to leave) looking around it is full of lots of different objects and a wide range of then... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We decided to visit this museum on our way back to Gare du Nord as we had some time to kill and it was included in our museum passes. This is a fascinating museum full of technological advances and it is set in a truly gorgeous building. We are a family of four, including 2 sons aged 11 and 13,... More 

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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The first thing you will notice about this museum is the architecture. The second is the combination of art and science under the same roof. Everyone who is interested in these issues will be satisfied. Here you have panorama which shows the greatness of this fantastic museum. http://goo.gl/AroZWZ

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you are at all interested in the history of science, then this place is a must. They have been collecting items for over 300 years and the presentation of the material is excellent. A highlight for me was the plane Bleriot crossed the channel in.

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's in a fascinating transition between a very traditional museum - some exhibits in severe glass cases - and a more modern approach, but not one that sacrifices content for presentation as do so many "renovated" museums. Admittedly, we're both physicists. I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in science and engineering. Our children (one now scientist and one... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Louvre is boring and plenty of people, that's why You should visit this place, Family friendly, hours & hours to develop knowledge. Must see!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I went to this museum on a weekday, and it was practically empty. Good for me, because it allowed me to gape at vintage machines like a total nerd. The items on display were well curated, and the industrial themed interiors of the museum itself was very well done. I especially liked how the vintage vehicles were displayed in the... More 

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