Musee des Arts et Metiers
Musee des Arts et Metiers
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 3rd Arr. - Temple
How to get there
  • Arts et Métiers • 2 min walk
  • Réaumur – Sébastopol • 3 min walk
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  • James C
    Swieqi, Malta31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Amazing Experience - The best museum in Paris.
    This is truly an amazing museum for the art of measurement, science, engineering and communications. This is by far the number 1 museum in Paris. I know this might sound a bit much considering there is the louvre in Paris, but this is a completely different experience. It is a must for those mechanically and technically inclined. Not only are the exhibits very well taken care of and exhibited, the museum building itself is awe inspiring. The chapel turned aviation and transportation section which includes a facualt pendulum is mesmerising. By far the best place I have visited in Paris. Also the fact that it is not so extremely popular, during the week it was quite calm.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent historical science museum
    This historical science museum really captured the interest of my engineering family. It has seven sections: scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication and transport. I liked the intricacy of the instruments; my family especially enjoyed the mechanical displays of levers, steam engines and other devices. There are displays on famous scientists and inventors where their laboratories are recreated for you to view. The section in the church has a Foucault pendulum in operation and an extensive multi-level transport and aircraft display which you can view from various walkways.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum of Engineering Science and Machinery
    Very interesting museum covering the history of measurements, clocks, mechanical machinery, clocks, nautical science, etc.. Highly recommend getting the audio guide (available in French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese, and Italian). Museum is on three floors - accessible via lift or stairs. There's also a cafe on site with some light foodfare options. The displays are interesting and the ending portion inside the former church which now houses some vehicles, has a swing pendulum which is great to see. Very small giftshop - mostly books - at the end of the tour. An informative visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2024
  • MILOUW
    New York City, New York1,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical museum of technology
    This old museum displays techniques and scientific discoveries in historical fashion. Many of the artifacts such as advanced clocks have artistic appeal. To modernize the museum there are video displays near some of the show cases, unfortunately many of them are out of order. The Foucault pendulum is still there.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2024
  • ecp2000
    Rochester Hills, Michigan22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting, lots of stuff you don't see everywhere
    What an interesting place! It begins with measurement, and they have a much of old measuring devices, clocks, barometers, etc. Then it proceeds to the development of manufacturing, communications, mechanics, energy and transportation. They have a lot of old scientific instruments and some new stuff. It's not crowded, so it was easy to stroll around and really look at stuff. If you have any interest in the history of technology, you will enjoy this place.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2024
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ecp2000
Rochester Hills, MI22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What an interesting place! It begins with measurement, and they have a much of old measuring devices, clocks, barometers, etc. Then it proceeds to the development of manufacturing, communications, mechanics, energy and transportation. They have a lot of old scientific instruments and some new stuff. It's not crowded, so it was easy to stroll around and really look at stuff. If you have any interest in the history of technology, you will enjoy this place.
Written 24 April 2024
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This old museum displays techniques and scientific discoveries in historical fashion.
Many of the artifacts such as advanced clocks have artistic appeal.
To modernize the museum there are video displays near some of the show cases, unfortunately many of them are out of order.
The Foucault pendulum is still there.
Written 15 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very interesting museum covering the history of measurements, clocks, mechanical machinery, clocks, nautical science, etc.. Highly recommend getting the audio guide (available in French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese, and Italian). Museum is on three floors - accessible via lift or stairs. There's also a cafe on site with some light foodfare options. The displays are interesting and the ending portion inside the former church which now houses some vehicles, has a swing pendulum which is great to see. Very small giftshop - mostly books - at the end of the tour. An informative visit.
Written 17 March 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This historical science museum really captured the interest of my engineering family. It has seven sections: scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication and transport. I liked the intricacy of the instruments; my family especially enjoyed the mechanical displays of levers, steam engines and other devices. There are displays on famous scientists and inventors where their laboratories are recreated for you to view. The section in the church has a Foucault pendulum in operation and an extensive multi-level transport and aircraft display which you can view from various walkways.
Written 28 September 2023
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kmz88
Plon, Germany392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a hidden gem! If you are interested in science and history of science and technology, this is a must see. You can see Pascal's original counting machine, Lavoisier's lab where he made water, Foucault's apparatus for measuring light speed, and so on and on. It is quite fascinating. There is no crowd, even if you discount the fact that it is in Paris!
Written 5 September 2023
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK3,290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Superb museum. Perfect for those who like engineering and science. Brilliantly presented in good spacious surroundings. Great staff really helpful.
Written 13 June 2023
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DKPuck
Muncie, IN1,026 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This is an excellent museum on the history of science advancements from measuring, energy, communication, etc. You definitely won't be bored in this museum and it is priced very cheaply.
Written 30 May 2023
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James C
Swieqi, Malta31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is truly an amazing museum for the art of measurement, science, engineering and communications. This is by far the number 1 museum in Paris. I know this might sound a bit much considering there is the louvre in Paris, but this is a completely different experience. It is a must for those mechanically and technically inclined. Not only are the exhibits very well taken care of and exhibited, the museum building itself is awe inspiring. The chapel turned aviation and transportation section which includes a facualt pendulum is mesmerising. By far the best place I have visited in Paris. Also the fact that it is not so extremely popular, during the week it was quite calm.
Written 21 May 2023
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kappy26
Boston, MA1,071 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
What great museum of all kinds of artsy and scientific things. Do go if in Paris. Also check the beautiful metro
Written 14 May 2023
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Patrick P
Roeland Park, KS190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Anyone interested in the history of technology should spend an hour or two in this museum which focuses on French contributions to technological innovation.
Written 6 May 2023
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