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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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  • This was a treat! Quiet museum, right in the Marais, with lots of interesting exhibits. They had a very cool multimedia and hands-on exhibit on cars. It’s bigger than you think it is. We had 6-11... 
    This was a treat! Quiet museum, right in the Marais, with lots of interesting exhibits. They had a very cool multimedia and hands-on exhibit on cars. It’s bigger than you think it is. We had 6-11...  more »
  • Fascinating collection. Well worth the visit. Alas the on site restaurant is dire. The "meal" spoilt my experience. It should be included in any remake of "Faulty Towers", Food poor , service... 
    Fascinating collection. Well worth the visit. Alas the on site restaurant is dire. The "meal" spoilt my experience. It should be included in any remake of "Faulty Towers", Food poor , service...  more »
  • Excellent museum - nice display and explanations - our grandson (13 years old) loved it also - good places to sit and concentrate 
    Excellent museum - nice display and explanations - our grandson (13 years old) loved it also - good places to sit and concentrate  more »
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  • Great museum! Could easily spent a few jours inside, it covers quite a lot of subjects. I really had a good time, starting from the 2nd floor to 1st then ground floor, you will follow the journey of human kind invention. Quite fascinating, make sure to read some of the description. I especially love the hall with the bat-plane 🦇 Amazing spot
  • Remarkable collections that take you through the history of science and engineering in different disciplines and professions. However I will only give it four stars because it is not very accessible for young children. Steps (or a ramp) for young children to see the exhibits as well as games that demonstrate some of the instruments they see would be advisable to enhance their experience.
  • Absolutely amazing collection of technological artefacts, original machines, static and working models, documents, fabrics ... I could go on but this place really rates a visit. Adults and kids alike will be engaged and delighted. Allow a couple of hours at least. Very reasonably priced and well organised and displayed.
  • Museum about engineering amd inventions. Very interesting and suitable for smaller kids. Saw a lot of stuff, past super computers, space robots, measures and a lot of other creations. The place was well lit and not crowded.
  • Best musem bathroom ever! I'm a tall guy and so I didn't have to crouch or aim. Amazing to literally see stuff from the scientific and history books like Pascal's calculator and the first steam car. The instruments and scale model working factory exhibits were beyond description. A true mix of Engineering and craftsmanship.

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