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Musee des Arts et Metiers

60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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Ranked #56 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's in a fascinating transition between a very traditional museum - some exhibits in severe glass cases - and a more modern approach, but not one that sacrifices content for presentation as do so many "renovated" museums. Admittedly, we're both physicists. I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in science and engineering. Our children (one now scientist and one... More

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Lodz, Poland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Louvre is boring and plenty of people, that's why You should visit this place, Family friendly, hours & hours to develop knowledge. Must see!

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I went to this museum on a weekday, and it was practically empty. Good for me, because it allowed me to gape at vintage machines like a total nerd. The items on display were well curated, and the industrial themed interiors of the museum itself was very well done. I especially liked how the vintage vehicles were displayed in the... More

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nerd teenager heaven. This museum has one of the first ever mechanical calculators (designed by Pascal for his father, a tax inspector); a Cray supercomputer crazily embellished with yellow and green leather panels (why did they do that?); and wonderful exhibits about the history of technology. Very fine restaurant as well.

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fontainebleau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

try the restaurant on sunday for an excellent brunch, everybody is very kind, don't forget the church

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Curitiba, PR
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A visit to the Musee des Arts et Metiers was very special: the collection is impressive, all the works on the evolution of technology and are very well arranged in a logical and organized manner, and inform and instruct on many aspects regarding the history and development achievements arts and professions in the world. Visit, but because it is valid,... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The museum provides a good historical perspective on energy, mechanics, communication, construction and transport. There are many displays of historical scientific experiments (measurement of speed of light as an example) along with some history on famous French scientists. I do agree with an earlier reviewer about the abundance of displays that don't have a lot of information to give the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I don't think it plans to hide, but it does, a little. Once inside you are treated to a massive array of discovery, invention, creativity and genius! The museum's layout is excellent as it guides you through each section of the arts, industry, science, mechanics, photography and electronics. Plan more time than you think as you will spend twice the... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is an interesting museum if you are not a big fan of paintings of sculptures. Here you can see medieval tools, cars, planes, printing machines, a pendulum, astronomical measurement tools and many other interesting objects from along the history and activity of men.

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