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Metiers Art Museum, Paris

(4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This lesser known Paris museum was close to our neighborhood during our stay and from some of the pictures it looked interesting. I'd have to say that we were presently surprised. If someone in your t...  more »
  • Instruments and machines and measuring devices, by the thousands! If you have kids bring 'em. If any of your party likes to do-it-yourself, they'll love this. And if you have any sense of whimsy, imag...  more »
  • MAM offers a very nice development of the techniques classified by departments (transport, energy, etc). The collections are really interesting and offer many items all well described. The place is just as magical and relaxing for a visit in good conditions.
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  • Museum of technologies, instruments and inventions. I found it to be very interesting. Among many fascinating exhibits from several centuries of history of science, you can find here real Foucault pendulum, model of the Statues of Liberty, old vehicles.
  • Very cool place with lots of scientific and industrial items on display. Well worth a few hours if you are interested in that sort of thing. They have an English guide map but very few displays are labeled in anything other than French.
  • Science and technology met at this museum. Easy to visit in a couple of hours. Great for a rainy afternoon.
  • One of my personal favorite museum in paris. much less crowded then bigger and more famous options in the fity . Must visit if you are curious about history of science and industry. nice cafe serving brunch and lunch as well!
  • Amazing, especially if you're into science. Free for people under 26 living in the EU