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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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A museum of technology, which is certainly interesting, but could be more interactive

A very nice museum to visit for people interested in technology accross the ages. The positive of the museum is certainly in its vast collection from all scientific disciplines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice museum to visit for people interested in technology accross the ages. The positive of the museum is certainly in its vast collection from all scientific disciplines but, on the down side, it is a very old school non-interactive museum. A good point was a demonstration of Foucault's pendulum.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was near our flat so we decided to stop by. It has a terrific collection of mechanical devices both historical and modern. The chapel area is not to be missed.

Thank Amanda Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From black smith to chip in a smart card the complete history of technology. Only downside is that the museum could benefit from upgrades in infrastructure. Some of the exhibits have been damaged and need repaired or updated. If you like to know how things work this is the place to come. Block out 2 to 3 hours to see... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love technology. So good the see where all our gadgets came from. Most interesting, will need to visit it more than once, too much to absorb during one visit! Think you need a theme and fokus oN that, then go back! Glad Im not living in 1750-1850!

Thank MarlenaduToit
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you the sort of person who says "ooh, cool!" when you hear the words "slide rules, telegraphs, and prototype kilograms"? Then this is the museum for you. It focuses on the history of science/technology, but includes galleries on topics like construction, materials science, and communication. Plus, part of it is in an old church, and it's pretty neat to... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum as it was included in the Paris pass. We had to queue to gain free tickets for our children...no idea why. This was not required at bigger and more prominent museums e.g. The Louvre. The museum itself had an interesting section on transport. Otherwise, it was a little dull. Felt like an old fashioned school trip... More 

Thank Raspsam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building, fabulous exhibition in the church including Foucault s pendulum. There is an extensive museum about science and technology you could spend hours here.

Thank SydneyKath
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My friend and I learned of this magical place when looking up "what to do in Paris while your wives are shopping" on Trip Advisor. It is a gem. An enormous exhibit of scientific discovery. Instruments from the 1600's, Pascal's lab recreated, computation devices from early slide rules to a Cray supercomputer. All fields of human endeavor are represented, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

See the first computer--created by Pascal centuries before Babbage's difference engine. This place is steam punk heaven, great place to get ideas for a group costume for a comic-con.

Thank Benjamin K
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This special museum of various inventions from the pre-industrial revolution to present day is a marvel to explore. Whatever your profession or interests, there are probably articles here of relevance - be it autos, air craft, construction, medicine, computers, space travel & much more. ....

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