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. A visit to Metiers Art Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris online visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • At any price don't miss this exhibition so rich that tracks well the knowledge of our best companions.
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  • We have looked at the exhibition before the return journey. Located right next to the beautiful, built in the style of a submarine, "Arts et metieres" Metro station. The Museum of technology results in different age in the area of construction, mechanics, communications, energy, transportation, materials, scientific instruments. You can experience much viewing but very little "active". Price: €5.50 for adults €8, for students.
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  • Beautiful guided tour of the Museum, well adapted to the public. The link between history, economy, industry and innovation was stressed throughout the visit. An afternoon that lately ' have not seen pass. Thanks to our tour guide.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marvelous displays of instrumentations of science. Lots of interesting objects that lead you through the stages and methods of discovery and invention.
  • 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.

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