Musee des Arts et Metiers, Paris

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Founded in 1794 as a repository to preserve scientific instruments and inventions, Musee des Arts et Metiers 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 Musee des Arts et Metiers represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris online visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Visit friendly and even fun in some aspects (recent technological developments: Microcomputer). the Museum is well built and has many areas to discover many of the origins of what we use today, surprises us on the ingenuity of men through the ages. Only missing a modernization of the Museum by interactivity to make it more accessible to children: under 10 years, it might be difficult to maintain the attention and interest for nearly 3 hours.
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  • All in one. Many different things in one place. There is more technical things. You can see history of almost all parts of our daily life.  more »
  • Lots of models and interactions for kids who want to learn about science and technology. Great for children and teens who don't like static art museums, but like things that move. It includes an old c...  more »
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  • It's one of the museums in Paris that I love the most. The collections of old scientific instruments and mechanisms always leaves me in awe. I love wandering the halls and trying to understand how things work and how they were used. Thw brief explanations really help me in keeping up the pace and not feeling lost sometimes. A must-do for anyone. I never tried the audio guide.
  • Amazing museum. So many things to see and very well explained. I wish I had had more time to stay longer. The room where the Foucault's pendulum is, is absolutely incredible. I recommend it to everyone. Lovely place to visit
  • An engineering dream tucked away in Paris, real examples of pioneering technology from steam engines, an assortment of gears, some interactive or highly detailed replications through the ages. If you don't appreciate mechanical engineering it is still worth a visit, there is not much detail in English without an audio guide. You can complete this in 30-60 minutes or 2-3 hours. Worth the entry fee either way.
  • One of the best place for someone from technological background. We can get to know about many different ages of technology. It has different sections like mechanics, communication, construction etc.
  • A large and astonishing, utmost interesting museum for all. The collection is incredibly, but what struck me the most is the way the it was exhibited how sciences, and industrial developments and products have evolved over time. I'll come back again and again whenever I will have the possibility to do so.

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