We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee des Arts et Metiers

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (877)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Notre Dame / Marais
+33 1 53 01 82 00
Ways to Experience Musee des Arts et Metiers
from $95.00
More Info
from $83.70
More Info
from $63.40
More Info
from $149.50
More Info
Reviews (1,026)
Filter reviews
411 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfoucault's pendulumscientific instrumentsscience museumold churchold carssaint martinindustrial ageflying machineson displaystatue of libertyinteresting itemsparisian museumsgreat for kidstemporary exhibitionaudio guidemetro stationgreat museum
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 411 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see for anyone interested at all in science, engineering or anything to do with trades. All its information is in English as well as French and it was surprisingly big. Was thinking we'd only be there for 2 hours max but...More

Thank Petra P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit. Free on a Thursday after 6:00pm (check to see if this is still possible). Broad range of industrial heritage, so if building, travel and engineering are your thing make an effort to see.

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a really fun museum, especially if you have an interest in the history of science or technology in general. Exhibits include early cars and planes, experimental equipment of historic importance such as Focault's pendulum and Lavosier's chemical lab, a model of the statue...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Not necessarily a visit for those with small children. But absolutely fascinating, well laid out and.... not too long! Many places to eat and/or have a drink, since it is not far from the Halles or the Place des Vosges and the Marais.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I only happened to visit because I was staying nearby, and was enthralled. A collection dedicated to industrial design does not sound enticing, but it was fascinating to learn the history and development of so much of what we take for granted. Like telling the...More

1  Thank NoreenChan
Reviewed July 30, 2018

My finance wanted to visit and I wasn't so sure but we ended up having a great time! We actually spent longer here than at the Louvre. All of the main attractions have English text but if you know a bit of French that helps...More

Thank Veronica D
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a museum that is almost rendered cool by its total lack of cool. Mostly a dusty display of historic scientific, electronic and mechanical equipment. However, two elements really merit a stop. First is a small room populated by mechanical toys, music boxes and...More

1  Thank WaltLo
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

If you like science or not you will just love this museum there is so much thing tee see tuch and understand all the history of all inventions in the world ! So perfect

Thank Charlie N
Reviewed June 28, 2018

wonderful place to appreciate the beauty of science and engineering. The room full of mechanical toys is wonderful. The old tools and models are really beautiful with exquisitely delicate workmanship. Made me appreciate our everyday-technolgy -- watches, weights & measures, stairways & bridges -- in...More

Thank Infrequent-flyer465
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing museum. Not my favorite kind of museum but it's good. Loved the church that's being restored and the pendulum

Thank Samuel D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,816 hotels in Paris
Austin's Arts et Metiers Hotel
397 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel National Des Arts et Metiers
103 reviews
.09 miles away
Ecole Centrale Hotel Paris
322 reviews
.10 miles away
Little Palace Hotel
300 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 19,023 restaurants in Paris
Divin' Art
92 reviews
.10 miles away
HUBSY Arts et Metiers
43 reviews
.05 miles away
Le Ballon Rouge
63 reviews
.10 miles away
Au Bon Pho
78 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5,319 attractions in Paris
Theatre in Paris
189 reviews
.09 miles away
La Gaite Lyrique
39 reviews
.09 miles away
Eglise Saint Nicolas des Champs
12 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
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
May 19, 2015|
Response from DonPaula R | Reviewed this property |
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