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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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 »
Very interesting museum. As with most museums in Paris there is limited information in English by the exhibits.
Very interesting museum. As with most museums in Paris there is limited information in English by the exhibits. more »
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.
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