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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
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Great history of technology

This is a wonderland for geeks. From ancient measuring devices through some of the first meters and liters to supercomputers and chip-card technology you can find it all here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a wonderland for geeks. From ancient measuring devices through some of the first meters and liters to supercomputers and chip-card technology you can find it all here. They have Lavoisier's lab and a Foucault pendulum. There is also a collection of cars and planes that take up an old church that has been incorporated into the museum.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Interesting areas With huge pieces on display, all inventions From a original printing press to a satellite from space . Very large first computers, on of eight made for Los alamos in the USA. Spycraft cameras that would fool no one now. And our day was a free visit. A winner

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is one of my favorite museums in Paris, with beautiful objects that trace the history of the evolution of machines, transport vehicles, computers, measurement devices, and my favorite, the evolution of tools for the textile industry (looms, knitting machines, dye processes, etc). Today there was a temporary exhibit on invention and design highlighting new methods of production (new materials,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband enjoyed this MUCH more than myself and my daughters, we were bored out of our minds. We tried to feign interest for my husbands sake, but ended up just trying to find a place to sit in each room while my husband got his fill. He is an Engineer, so maybe that is why he was so interested,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There are some amazing things on display and also some unique to other science and technology exhibits. The scientific instruments were my personal favorites. Though sufficient, I thought a little more detail would been helpful.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a good history of science museum with many fascinating artifacts. As a parent, however, I think the museum is great for teenagers and adults. Younger kids do not have many interactive opportunities.

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A huge museum which traces the mechanization of calculators, microscopes, looms, engines. Even has an airplane on display. If you are interested in invention, this is for you!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the finest history of science and technology museum I have ever been to. The beautifully preserved and displayed old machines include airplanes, cars, steam vehicles, diesel and gas engines, and the pendulum; not the one from the pit, but the one Foucault used to illustrate the rotation of the earth. There are many other beautiful examples of early... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I agree fully with the prior review by SCC2104. I saw some reviews and expected more from the museum. It would have been nice to see more explanations of how things worked. There were certainly many interesting historical pieces, and I liked the section on measuring instruments the best for this aspect. But in general, too much of a static... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I bought a Paris museum pass and looked for what I thought would be interesting. I read reviews before deciding to visit and I was expecting a lot more than was delivered. I should point out that I have been involved in manufacturing for more than 40 years so this may distort my expectations. For a museum that specialises in... More 

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