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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 #47 of 752 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A visit to this museum is very educational. It's big and is dedicated to showing the history of inventions and technology. The displays are simply wonderful (don't miss the airplane hanging from the church ceiling). It's well worth the detour away from the usual tourist circuit.

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Irvington, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum, went in and adored the place. A gorgeous building, elegant architecture, and so well curated. Shows 'how things work' with excellent examples of machines throughout history. Very interesting exhibits, all simply beautiful. Our kids (ages 15&12) were fascinated to see actual machines they have learned about in Social Studies classes. 3 hours and we had... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Besides Foucault Pendulum there are lots of great pieces to check out. Coming from Silicon Valley its easy to forget that the technology revolution started long before computers. So long as people had time to dream up new ways of doing things, people have found ways to dramatic change the way we interact and shape the world. Whether you see... More

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Faro, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a great museum to know a lot more about science history. You can see Antoine Lavoisier laboratory instruments, and a lot more about science development. We saw a demonstration (in french) of Foucault pendulum, who explained the rotation of earth.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum has potential, but is in need of better organization and customer care. We found the audio guide nessesary as there are very few descriptions in English. We spent three hours in the museum. In the end we were very dissapointed. Half an hour before closing they were pushing everyone out the door. Everyone who was still in the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Finding this museum by chance in the street and giving it a chance was a great surprise. This is the industrial design museum of France, and it has a huge collection of inventions and scientific or industrial instruments. More than 80.000 objects are divided into the fields of craft and industry, like telecommunications, writing, computing, materials, energy, transportation. For each... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum is located in a beautiful 11th century church and traces the history of inventions & technological developments, divided into seven main sections. I spent much time fascinated by the exhibits in the sections of scientific instruments, construction (including architecture) and communication; but there were also sections devoted to industrial materials, mechanics, energy, and transportation (including aviation) which I... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to this museum on the first sunday of July knowing the entrance would be free. It's full of tech history from almost every aspect of life. It's very interactive so it's child friendly. Don't miss Foucault's pendulum!

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Dayton, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Though I have been coming to Paris for almost 40 years, I had never visited this museum. I will now suggest it to anyone who wants a different experience. The science is organized by themes and there really is something for everyone.That it is not very interactive might be the only drawback though everything is very well-organized and presented. Teachers... More

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Brandon, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This had place had a little bit for everyone, foodies, photography, robotics, math, science, architecture, some hands on activities and games for kids! Really enjoyed this pick, lots to see. We entered with the museum pass.

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