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Metiers Art Museum, Paris
(4.3/5 based on 750+ 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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  • A great Museum for people interested in the development of science and technology. It contains exhibits and models, as well as umen'shenyh copies. The process of making glass, paper, textiles and porcelain, etc. you can see antique instruments and machines (gliders, self-propelled carriages, typewriters and sewing machines) from the early models. Decoration of the Museum, in my opinion, vintage mechanical dolls unfortunately as they move you can see only in the movie, but they say they occasionally get. Part of the exposition is placed under the arches of starinnnoj Church, which partially restored. This museum for children, amateurs and steam-punk technology is very interesting.
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  • Since the Museum has been redone, thematic presentations are superb, very educational and beautiful to see.
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  • One of the first museums in France, it is such a rich - you can see everything in one visit. Very nice frame. Well done explanation. A treat - not only on the technical side, but also on the aesthetic side.
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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