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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#68 of 1,152 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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Very nice trip through time

There are some very interesting pieces in this museum that would appeal to older children and teens. The display of odd-shaped gears was fascinating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are some very interesting pieces in this museum that would appeal to older children and teens. The display of odd-shaped gears was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great alternative for the gents if they are a little worn out from being dragged around to the Lovre, D'Orsay and Rodin. If you're a bit older, you'll feel like you lived through most of these technological changes but the variety in the collection is impressive. The old computers and transport section are a highlight. Great time-filler if you cant... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Into engineering and the like?, a little gem of a museum ishowing various histories of the development of communications, transport and the like, and how The French developed stuff.

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San Carlos, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While visiting Paris my wife was going through Primtemps and Galaries Lafayette department stores which left me free to see the Musee Arts et Metiers. A wonderful museum of technology with splendid historical items from all areas of industry and science. I specially liked the architecture and engine sections which traced the development of designs and ideas for several hundreds... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice one to spend time. There are lot of antique items. It covers scientific items which used in history.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This museum exceeded all my expectations. Founded already in 1794 and has an amazing collection of both science and technology things as old as the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Some of the models of machinery from the 17th century were built already in the beginning of the 18 hundreds for the museum. If you are a 18th century chemistry... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Creaking wood floors, quiet atmosphere, astounding exhibits. I've seen Foucult's Pendulums displayed, but nothing as inspiring as this. A pascaline and a Cray computer, many items depicting the transformation of industry. If you ever took or especially if you have ever taught Chemistry, don't miss the Lavoisier exhibit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There's lots to see and the exhibits are well laid out and labelled. There are also plenty of places to sit down as it's quite a big museum. Some of the AV information points weren't working, but the collection itself is high quality and visually accessible. The museum was nice and cool when outside it was over 30C ! We... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A very interesting museum giving you an insight into all sorts of evolutions of things technical. This museum gives you a visual history of glass, weaving, space exploration, computers, printing presses, sound recording, clocks, and mining just to name a few. There is also a section on how the Eiffel tower was built. My favorite was the chapel which now... More 

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Although a bit jingoistic, this quiet and large museum will capture you. By all means get the audioguide. This is a traditional museum with cases and cases - you cannot loose out getting an audio tour. My wife and I although not engineering fans, spent three enjoyable hours there. AND they have plenty of seating to take a rest along... More 

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Address: Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Notre Dame / Marais
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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