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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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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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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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Basically a technology museum. You can't miss the subway stop as it is all copper. That is actually how we ended up there, as my husband is retired from mechanical engineering, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Basically a technology museum. You can't miss the subway stop as it is all copper. That is actually how we ended up there, as my husband is retired from mechanical engineering, I just said, let's get off here, and we changed our plans, just like that. We didn't know about it before. I also love technology, so a great day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is a great space to learn about technologies and engineering through a collection of objects in various domains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Musee des Arts et Metiers is a fun historical science museum. I enjoyed the exhibits and highly recommend it - for children and adults. I did the English audio tour, which I found long-winded and super irritating. There was 3-5 seconds of dead air, and a long (30 second) banter between two people at the beginning of each audio... More 

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had an excellent morning wandering around this museum. It is packed full of amazing instruments, computers and technology from the last 400 years. Everything is clearly labelled and well presented. The museum was well organised so we got to see everything. I loved watching the demonstration of Foucault's pendulum at 12.00 (this was all in French, but we got... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a big museum with some seriously good collections. Starting on the 2nd floor with equipment used by the founders of modern European science the recommended route takes the visitor through a 1st floor full of such disparate objects as early computers, sewing machines, looms and printing presses. Transport is probably our main interest, and this is on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a collection of fascinating and beautiful and often very old scientific instruments, plus sections on the machinery of the industrial revolution and since (including 1970s computers). Famous scientists own personal instruments - eg Pascal's calculator and Lavoisier's laboratory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Skip the ridiculous D'Orsay and spend some time in this museum which celebrates human ingenuity. My kids were not bored here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stumbled on this museum by accident after deciding not to wait 90 minutes to get into the Picasso Museum. One of the best things (among many good things) to happen to us in Paris. This is an enchanting museum, beautifully laid out with lots of seating for those with tired legs. The old biplanes and antique cars are wonderful.... More 

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This museum is treasure trove of artefacts from various historical times, including the the present. This includes travel, energy, measuring, computers and many other domains. Would probably suit adults and teenagers rather than children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Priority admission was included on the paris museum pass. Well designed and organised museum, through which I spent about two hours strolling, looking at the exhibits and pieces, from how things were measured in the past, to making water, furnaces for making iron, communication and modern materials. An afternoon well spent!

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