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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Musee des Arts et Metiers reviews
You can cover the entire museum in less than 90 minutes and I highly encourage getting the audio guide. more »
We probably wouldn't have visited but for the fact that we were staying close by. Thought we might spend an hour there, but three hours later we agreed we'd had our money's worth. It's a bit like the.... more »
Worth a visit if you're curious about history of technology and how the modern tech came to be. From the Spinning Jenny to the first computers - the displays and models are rich and comprehensive. As opposed to some other Paris' museums, here you'll find explanations in English. Also, the building itself is quite impressive
Amazing museum, if you like sciences, technology or engineering, this is the place to go in Paris. Their collection of objects is huge and really interesting. I spent one full afternoon there and couldn't see everything, will go back to this place for sure !
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