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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#54 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
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Superb Museum! Must see!

Simply one of the best science museums I've ever been to. Interesting display, a wonderful collection of old cars, scientific instruments and so on. Must see!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply one of the best science museums I've ever been to. Interesting display, a wonderful collection of old cars, scientific instruments and so on. Must see!

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A break from art museums and monuments, this museum celebrates the history of science and technology that is both fascinating and engaging. From the earliest versions of timepieces to computers to airplanes, every conceivable object of industrial design is on display. The demonstration of Foucault's Pendulum was a highlight of our visit. Best of all, the galleries were not so... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at opening time on a cold January morning and were pretty much the only people there until a few small school groups arrived. On display in a well organised one way system are scientific and industrial artefacts, with plenty of English descriptions. For those with a technical interest this is a great place to visit and access to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Engineers and people that love them will have a great time (2 hours max) looking at objects ranging from ancient instruments of measurement to learning how glass/paper/porcelain was manufactured to Cray computers, typewriters and more modern devices.

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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely not on the tourist routes. This was a very quiet museum but had many interesting objects. The attic space has been renovated and is a wonderful area. There are whole rooms of scientists re-created. Some of the show cases though are really old fashioned which is a bit incongruous with the very modern heating system that goes overhead in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is filled with wonderful exhibits, including Lavoisier's laboratory equipment, antique clocks and astronomical instruments, and Foucault's pendulum. It's a unique place and is fascinating for history enthusiasts as well as design fans, engineers, and anyone interested in the many aspects of science. The Arts et Métiers metro station is adjacent so it's very easy... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

If you're in Paris and like historical items this is an amazing place to visit! It's not very crowded and easy to walk through. They have old pieces and new pieces and lots of information on everything mechanical. It was a really nice, relaxing, and interesting place to visit. Good food nearby and easy to get to by the rail.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is a magnificent place for the science and technology lovers. It contains treasures from almost 16th century like scientific instruments, construction. communications, mechanics, energy, mechanical engineering, transportation etc. The list is so long that cannot be describe in the post, really amazing. Few listed things are like: Pascal´s first mechanical calculators, watches, IBM 7030, Cray-2 Supercomputer, etc. and many... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This museum was full of French families educating their young children with a scattering of tourists. You really need a reasonable knowledge of physics to understand or appreciate many of the exhibits, but there is something for everyone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I have lived in France and been to Paris more times than I can count on my hands and feet but for some reason I never went to the Musée des Arts et Métiers before last August. That’s despite being fascinated by old machinery. (Not having been before was one of the errors of my now distant youth…) Unlike many... More 

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