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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#54 of 1,108 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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Homage to Foucault, worth a visit

Foucault's pendulum (set off at 12 noon and 5 pm) is one highlight, with a well-informed lecturer. Fascinating range of technology and transport exhibits, and I learnt about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Milton Keynes, England
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Milton Keynes, England
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Foucault's pendulum (set off at 12 noon and 5 pm) is one highlight, with a well-informed lecturer. Fascinating range of technology and transport exhibits, and I learnt about Thomas Jefferson's discovery of the high-efficiency helical plough blade. Allow at least two hours. Museum was very empty, with few visitors, possibly because there's no name sign outside. Cafe was shut.

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Paris, France
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good collection of science and architecture through the ages. Take the time the read the explanations, however there is very little in English.

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something different, especially for lovers of cars and mechanics. The Foucault Pendulum is one of the maanty attractions, including old aeroplanes and cars, and even a replica of the statue of liberty. I enjoyed this museum very much.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very quiet museum, miles away from main tourist areas, and for most of my visit, I had entire galleries to myself. The building is huge and contains a huge and possibly random selection of transport artifacts, medicine bits, machinery, cogs and pistons, science and construction. It’s a tad all over the shop, with no clear theme, but... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this place you can walk for hours and view all aspects of industry, technology and craft. Divided into sections you can select your special interests or just walk along the whole circuit and see it all. Great for kids but not that many things to touch by themselves. More for mom and dad to explain to them.

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Moraga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, full of machinery and gadgets is great fun for techies, scientists, kids, and curious adults. I could easily return for more visits. My advice is to plan your time by deciding which collections are important to you, and visit those while you are fresh, especially if you want to read about and appreciate individual items. The audio guide... More 

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Le Cannet, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of interesting mechanisms and experiences to see. The building is an old church very well refurnished. If you have kids to bring there, they will appreciate the various old trains from the beginning of railway adventure, firsts cars and first planes. In General, a nice visit for a rainy afternoon.

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Richmond, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this, the art teachers, zoologist and science geek. They have different sections that work through the history of transportation, communication, textiles - from pulled horse carts, to steam trains and motor cars, smoke signals to telecommunications. Its an amazing collection well laid out and informative. We had a great afternoon here. well worth a visit - I would say... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museum I never been! Your mind goes back in school books and centuries through science objects and invention from Middle Ages to the modern times! Very nice and helpfull especially for young children!

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This lesser known Paris museum was close to our neighborhood during our stay and from some of the pictures it looked interesting. I'd have to say that we were presently surprised. If someone in your traveling party is interesting in "technical stuff" than this is the place. It's a nice change from other more traditional art museums that are plentiful... More 

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