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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#52 of 1,008 things to do in Paris
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A great resource, sympathetically restored

I came across this museum more than twenty years ago and loved the character of the displays, seemingly hardly touched since the 1950's, though I was worried by the occasional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be honest, if you like this sort of thing and are thorough interested in the subject matter, you'll enjoy yourself. However, it really is just another museum, nothing overly special, but on a rainy day, it does kill some time and without sounding too negative there are a few things worth seeing.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came across this museum more than twenty years ago and loved the character of the displays, seemingly hardly touched since the 1950's, though I was worried by the occasional signs of damp and decay in a few places. I'd not visited since - at first I was always in Paris on the wrong day of the week, then more... More 

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Cambridge MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a geek, and this is one of my favorite museums for geeks. It's got Foucault's Pendulum – the actual one. It's got several calculators built by Blaise Pascal. It's got Lavoisier's laboratory glass. It's got a battery built by Alessandro Volta. Seriously, do I need to say any more?

Thank Scott M
MetroWest Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing science and technology museum. It contains some of the premiere artifacts associated with technologies that impact our lives today. We rented the audio tour which enhances the tour by giving additional context (in English). I think it was an additional 5 euro charge and you need to leave identification as a deposit. The museum contains the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum exceeded my expectations and I leaved a few things. Great for anyone who is curious about how things work and the evolution of science, mechanics and technology. Everything is very well displayed.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum may not hold everyone's interest, but if you are into the history of technology and engineering, it is fabulous. An added bonus for those who do not speak French is that every exhibit description is presented in English as well. There are also interactive touchscreens with leather couches in almost every room where you can delve deeper into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually only visited this museum because it was included in the Paris Pass and we went to check it out. Good thing it is (we probably would not have gone otherwise) because it is a great hidden gem in Paris. The museum is filled with different items from different times - it you are a science buff you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This museum is a real hidden gem and full of attractions and exhibits that take you through time. With a real skew towards technology and medicine, this museum is different to so many more common museum and galleries, it is a refreshing change. I would highly recommend taking the time to wander through and look at all the exhibits.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Anyone with an interest in machines, transport, communications and manufacture must visit this museum. There's no frills or gimmicks just the exhibits that have changed the way we live over the past 2-300 years. Perhaps the star item is Foucaults pendulum which ironically was first demonstrated in the "human" Paris Pantheon across the river. You can be mesmerised just watching... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum is amazing! It's devoted to machinery and technology; for example, how media and communications have changed over the years and how travel has changed over the years. I'm not tech-y at all, but I was fascinated by the various exhibits—which were created with painstaking attention to detail, and I would return in a heartbeat.

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