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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 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Dayton, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum, the setting is nice, the displays are interesting if you like science, science history and engineering. There was a great section on food packaging and recycling. The foucault pendulum display is interesting. The only annoying thing was so many of the interactive displays were brocken, including the button to make one of the main movies... More

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Seattle
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our goal was to see things in Paris that would be of interest to steampunk or history buffs. The metro station below this museum is one of the most steampunk places in the city, but the museum is also fantastic. While not all the exhibits are Victorian, there are a lot of great old machines and gadgets. The room with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Make sure you give yourself a couple hours when you visit the incredible Musée des Arts et Métiers, 60 rue Réaumur, 75003. This museum of technological innovation was founded in 1794 and is housed in the beautiful Abbey of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. The museum has over 2,400 inventions based on seven themes: scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, mechanics and transport. The museum... More

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Paris, France
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43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of the hidden gems of Paris. Not as well known as his big cousins Louvre and company, this unusual museum has an amazing collection of steam machinery and other cool inventions. Don't miss the huge "flying device" called Avion III that hangs over the staircase, a bat-inspired kickass thing. When I visited, I also got to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited this museum on a rainy day in Paris. The entrance was quite affordable. When we entered we had to go through one ticket control. After about 1 minute we had to go through another control, which was a bit odd considering we were almost the only ones visiting, i think we went through around 6 ticket controls all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went into this museum because I wanted to see how they had used the space in the church that houses part of the collections. It was amazing to see the space not only restored (I don't think the painting on the walls is the original) but also re-appropriated and given a different use. There's a ramp in the middle... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Europe is full of art museums crammed full of works by the masters. But the sciences can be equally interesting, and this museum shows it off well. The Musée des Arts et Métiers is full of scientific instruments, industrial equipment and materials from the past up to the present day. You'll be amazed and perhaps perplexed by some of the... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You may be surprised to learn that this musee has been recently refurbished. It is a complete time warp. So much could have been done to bring exhibits to life. Don't waste your time.

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