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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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  • This is an industrial arts and technology museum, which sounds a bit boring, but was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. It is a nice change of pace from art museums and galleries. Part of the...  more »
  • First Sunday of every month is free day entrance to some Parisian museums. Because of that I chosed this museum and I was not disapointed. Museum has several categories : mecanic, communication, labor...  more »
  • I didn't know this museum existed and visited it because the Pompidou was closed.I went for a wander a little bit down the road from Pompidou and came across it. It is completely fascinating housing a...  more »
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  • If you are a science nerd, this is definitely the place for you. There's the worlds first particle accelerated (if I'm not mistaken), the Foucault Pendulum, and a lot of in depth information. They do have English translations for all the information.
  • 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
  • If you want an interesting museum away from the crowds then this is a good option. My 5 year old son loved it too.
  • Four stars for the Foucault Pendulum, which I've wanted to see for years. If you don't know what that is, and if you don't speak French... you're probably going to have a bad time. Some of the exhibits have signage in English, but it's largely French and (because of the industrial design nature of what you're looking at) you're left wondering just what it is about (one example) the food packaging display you're looking at that you're meant to be appreciating. Worth a visit, but do your reading in advance, or know the subject matter really well already.
  • This museum was amazing. They have a wide variety of exhibits focusing on science and professions. Foulcault's Pendulum was fantastic. So much to see.