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I have walked by this museum a number of times - and yesterday, I finally went in. It was fantastic. It is a history of technology museum, with many artifacts on display. There is a repurposed church, with old cars, and planes, and a replica...More
After four days of art museums, I suggested to my husband something different. Musee des Arts et Metiers is very different and one hundred percent fascinating. This look at the history of science and technology is not a stuffy retelling but a look at the...More
Nice museum if you are interested in the development of technology. There are many demos and examples that show the principles and/or inner workings of machines and installations.
The cafe is nice and the staff is efficient. They speak good english. The room temperature was...More
So I was looking for an activity in a less touristy area and while this was on my list of potential places it didn't look like I'd make it. One of my other points of interest turned out to be a bust so I took...More
Went here on a recommendation and was not disappointed. So much to see, but light on English translations as another had said. It is worth the trip to see some history around machines, transportation, technology and more!
This is a great museum which was only a few blocks from our Airbnb in the 10th Arrondissement. Think of it as the history of technological breakthroughs, starting with the steam engine and through the phonograph, bicycle, aeroplane and various old cars. The whole experience...More
This museum is very unusual, full of inventions from the modern era. What really brought it alive was the audio guide, done in a lively skit format.
The section with the earliest aircraft was unexpectedly moving -- what must have driven these men to take...More
Not just for geeks, we discovered this museum on a friends recommendation. Easy to find and we figured we'd spend an hour or so..that turned into an afternoon. Well laid out but a bit light on the English translations (it is a french museum after...More
Our only regret is not allotting enough time to spend here. Filled with all sorts of inventions going back hundreds of years, the exhibits are brought to life by a fantastic audio guide whose narration comprises bite-size radio skits. It's packed with information - just...More
Very nice museum with many interesting displays. It does have a bit much in the way of 19th century technology, whole halls dedicated to obsolete machines where just a few examples would suffice. But still, it has many things that other technology museums lack, like...More
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on... More
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on demand. When we visited last in December 2017 there was a film running in the side room where most of the automata are located that showed each of them in action. I guess this has been created in attempt to address the frustrations of those of us who would love to watch them all in action.
The museum runs various seminars and workshops all year round. I'm not sure if there are any that relate directly to the automata but that wouldn't surprise me. The programme is available via the museum's website. Some of the workshops offered for children are especially interesting; it is just a shame that I exceed the age limit for such activities!!
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You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits... More
You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits. Our visit didn't suffer but we seem to have especially appreciative students during our time there.
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How prevalent are English language explanations amongst the exhibits in the Carnavalet Museum and the Musee des Arts et Metiers? If your French language skills are limited, is it a mistake to visit these two museums?
November 23, 2014|
you can get audio guides which are available in English if you really need explanations.