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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank GumnutMelbourne
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank observer2011
Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mou101
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if yo're in for a change from the classical musea, then visit this museum about technological progress , including very old stuff; also nice for kids

Thank Marc D
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 2nd favorite museum in Paris, after La Musée du quai Branly. I investigated this place solely on the beauty of the Metro stop, which is all done in brass and dark woods, looking for all the world like Jules Verne had designed it. The Museé is a fantastic collection of mechanical devices, measuring systems, astrolabes, mechanical dolls... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was recommended by the architectural historian Barry Lewis. He said that this technology museum is usually empty. He doesn't understand why since it is a great museum that features early prototypes of cameras, cars, planes, television, clocks, and other scientific inventions that date back to the 1700's and earlier. The original model of the Statue of Liberty is... More 

Thank Dana_Derchin
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are extremely interested in science especially over the past century, do visit this museum. Practically everything is been presented. A big museum... Stay patient and... Continue the journey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a very large museum but awesome collection. All information is in French only. Need an audio guide in English to know/understand what you are seeing! Have to say that it is an adult > kid oriented museum. Only a couple hands-on activities for kids so kind of gets boring.. wish there were more activity stations to help them understand... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Fed up with bustling crowds in Paris museums - even on a July Sunday? This is the place to come. I had most galleries to myself. Why? Because this is a science museum without any context (or fun) -just row upon row of objects. It's a fabulous collection, including Lavoisier's laboratory, the original metre rule, and Bleriot's plane. But only... More 

Thank bolbec
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Loved visiting this place, spent a full day there. Fortunately they are open quite late, I left at close to 8pm. The museum has gone through a large renovation, and seems in a great shape. The story of that renovation itself is also quite fascinating and worth spending some time on. The most beautiful part is the church building at... More 

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