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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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$133*
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Paris Pass
91%
Ranked #45 of 629 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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Sydney, Australia
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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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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

...for anyone with even a modicum of interest in the history of science and technology. The antique instruments and machines are fascinating. Lavoisier's lab equipment is there, as are beautiful early clock and chronometers,and an 18th century slide rule (I can barely imagine the knowledge and skill required to construct a logarithmic scale then). There are also many well done... More 

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Bonita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We are geeks so interested in all the technical creations that are here. Manufacturing, inventions, it is all here. One of our grandchildren might enjoy this but the other not so much. Kids need to be interested in history and inventions.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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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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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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