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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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There are some amazing things on display and also some unique to other science and technology exhibits. The scientific instruments were my personal favorites. Though sufficient, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband enjoyed this MUCH more than myself and my daughters, we were bored out of our minds. We tried to feign interest for my husbands sake, but ended up just trying to find a place to sit in each room while my husband got his fill. He is an Engineer, so maybe that is why he was so interested,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are some amazing things on display and also some unique to other science and technology exhibits. The scientific instruments were my personal favorites. Though sufficient, I thought a little more detail would been helpful.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a good history of science museum with many fascinating artifacts. As a parent, however, I think the museum is great for teenagers and adults. Younger kids do not have many interactive opportunities.

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A huge museum which traces the mechanization of calculators, microscopes, looms, engines. Even has an airplane on display. If you are interested in invention, this is for you!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the finest history of science and technology museum I have ever been to. The beautifully preserved and displayed old machines include airplanes, cars, steam vehicles, diesel and gas engines, and the pendulum; not the one from the pit, but the one Foucault used to illustrate the rotation of the earth. There are many other beautiful examples of early... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I agree fully with the prior review by SCC2104. I saw some reviews and expected more from the museum. It would have been nice to see more explanations of how things worked. There were certainly many interesting historical pieces, and I liked the section on measuring instruments the best for this aspect. But in general, too much of a static... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I bought a Paris museum pass and looked for what I thought would be interesting. I read reviews before deciding to visit and I was expecting a lot more than was delivered. I should point out that I have been involved in manufacturing for more than 40 years so this may distort my expectations. For a museum that specialises in... More 

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Cypress, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was the favorite museum of my teenage daughter who loves science and especially how things work, She loves art as well but this museum by far captured her interest more than any other in Paris (and we went to monuments and museums daily for two weeks). A hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was thrilled that I've seen for etalon meter and computers that were fantastic when I was a teenager such as the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Metro station is also perfect. Who loves science should visit this museum

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Museum with an interesting approach - focussed on man-made inventions and developments in transportation, communications and the like. Highly recommended - and free on Tuesdays (€8 at other times).

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Additional Information about Musee des Arts et Metiers

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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