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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#53 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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Neighbourhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
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Fantastic collection of technology evolution!

AS an engineer I just loved the museum, if you are not interested on technology, just could be little boring, however it will be very interesting to be able to appreciate the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Santiago, Chile
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a museum of industry and design. If you are interested in the development of technology through the ages it might worth a visit. Be aware that most of the explanations (for example of the recycling exhibit) are only in French. There is also a small area designed for children.

Thank AnAnthropologist
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AS an engineer I just loved the museum, if you are not interested on technology, just could be little boring, however it will be very interesting to be able to appreciate the science behind our daily used appliances, clothes, artifacts and way of life

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum. I came here in March 2016 with my father. You get to see many different types of machines and technology up close, and it's a must for anyone who, like me, likes anything Steampunk ;)

Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice museum, not full of pieces like the Louvre, but enjoyable. Suitabable for kids, who can learn in a simple way about science. A simulation of the Foucault pendulum is also exposed.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I visited the museum with my sons aged 6 and 8. The exhibits are interesting, but could be much more inviting by creating hands-on experiences. On how to build a bridge, or design a rocket, for example

Thank dokterfrank
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Avoid the queues of the Pompidou and come here instead for all manner of industrial design pieces which impress upon you the role of engineers in society through displays targeted at every age and background

Thank Thomas S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This turned out to be one of my favourite places in Paris. It enshrines inventions, from the grand to the everyday. An old chapel on the ground floor houses Foucault’s Pendulum, biplanes, and early twentieth-century cars; further up, there are model bridges, old computers and cameras, automaton toys, porcelain vessels, an experimental car, a nineteenth-century solar oven, and much more.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We discovered this gem only 45 minutes before their closing time. Given the short time I had available the key exhibit to see was the Foucault's pendulum which is housed in a re-purposed church. I can read in French but many of the objects had basic English explanations to allow you to get an idea of what is happening. I... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A central union of arts and decorations, over 140000 pieces to see about the middle age till nowadays; all objects of technics, machines and carriages; Very interesting museum to visit for young and old.

Thank Manuela L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Simply one of the best science museums I've ever been to. Interesting display, a wonderful collection of old cars, scientific instruments and so on. Must see!

Thank RestOrRanteur

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