Metiers Art Museum, Paris

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Founded in 1794 as a repository to preserve scientific instruments and inventions, Metiers Art Museum houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. The museum has over 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings in its collection. Among its collection is an original version of Foucault's pendulum. To visit Metiers Art Museum on your holiday in Paris, and find out what else Paris has to offer, use our Paris vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Wonderful Museum with beautiful pieces and models. Ideal for teenagers attracted to science and technology.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is not a Museum, which may be of interest to everyone. It has examples of technological development on an incredible variety of topics. All very well exposed and developed though always in English and French.
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  • August 15, 2017
    What a nice surprise! A superb Museum with beautiful coins... the beginning may seem long for children, but as and as... the wonder is total! The nail at the end
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  • August 19, 2017
    Fab museum, having read other reviews I wasn't sure how much we'd get but there's quite a lot translated into English and the audio guides were interesting too. Some of the newer displays are innovative allowing you to see inside car engines and under some of the earliest motor cars. If the cafe had been open we would have spent all day here but we started flagging after 3.5 hrs! Well worth a visit.
  • July 29, 2017
    I loved this museum. It is a large space (larger than I expected when I first went in.) It has a great collection. And it is well laid out. If you are into science or engineering, you will enjoy this place. The placards are in French and have a much smaller English description. So it will help if you know French. I didn't try the audio guide, but kinda wished I would have.
  • August 20, 2017
    Absolutely top notch. Excellent and well presented collection spanning 900 years or so. Easily worth two or three hours. Only negative was the (multiple) security guards talking loudly on their phones, clearly on personal calls.
  • September 8, 2017
    Marvelous displays of instrumentations of science. Lots of interesting objects that lead you through the stages and methods of discovery and invention.
  • July 10, 2017
    A wonderful place for industry and inventions lovers... 4 floors full of old machines and inventions ! I highly recommend it... you will not be able to see everything in one day

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