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This is a must see for anyone interested at all in science, engineering or anything to do with trades. All its information is in English as well as French and it was surprisingly big. Was thinking we'd only be there for 2 hours max but...More
Well worth a visit. Free on a Thursday after 6:00pm (check to see if this is still possible). Broad range of industrial heritage, so if building, travel and engineering are your thing make an effort to see.
This is a really fun museum, especially if you have an interest in the history of science or technology in general. Exhibits include early cars and planes, experimental equipment of historic importance such as Focault's pendulum and Lavosier's chemical lab, a model of the statue...More
Not necessarily a visit for those with small children. But absolutely fascinating, well laid out and.... not too long!
Many places to eat and/or have a drink, since it is not far from the Halles or the Place des Vosges and the Marais.
I only happened to visit because I was staying nearby, and was enthralled. A collection dedicated to industrial design does not sound enticing, but it was fascinating to learn the history and development of so much of what we take for granted. Like telling the...More
My finance wanted to visit and I wasn't so sure but we ended up having a great time! We actually spent longer here than at the Louvre. All of the main attractions have English text but if you know a bit of French that helps...More
This is a museum that is almost rendered cool by its total lack of cool. Mostly a dusty display of historic scientific, electronic and mechanical equipment. However, two elements really merit a stop. First is a small room populated by mechanical toys, music boxes and...More
wonderful place to appreciate the beauty of science and engineering. The room full of mechanical toys is wonderful. The old tools and models are really beautiful with exquisitely delicate workmanship. Made me appreciate our everyday-technolgy -- watches, weights & measures, stairways & bridges -- in...More
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on... More
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on demand. When we visited last in December 2017 there was a film running in the side room where most of the automata are located that showed each of them in action. I guess this has been created in attempt to address the frustrations of those of us who would love to watch them all in action.
The museum runs various seminars and workshops all year round. I'm not sure if there are any that relate directly to the automata but that wouldn't surprise me. The programme is available via the museum's website. Some of the workshops offered for children are especially interesting; it is just a shame that I exceed the age limit for such activities!!
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You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits... More
You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits. Our visit didn't suffer but we seem to have especially appreciative students during our time there.