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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We have always wanted to come to this exhibition, and it did not disappoint, it was wonderful, just to walk around, admiring the french technology through the ages, allow yourself plenty of time as...
We have always wanted to come to this exhibition, and it did not disappoint, it was wonderful, just to walk around, admiring the french technology through the ages, allow yourself plenty of time as... more »
The history of science is great but some of the displays can seem a bit repetitive. It's ideal for children though.
The history of science is great but some of the displays can seem a bit repetitive. It's ideal for children though. 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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