The Musée des Arts et Métiers houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, which was founded in 1794 as a depository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.

The museum is located on the site of the deserted priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs on Rue Réaumur, which in an earlier incarnation was an abbey.

This is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful scientific objects. There are over 3000 inventions, scientific discoveries and technological innovations on display including Pascal's calculator and Foucault's pendulum.

The most impressive display in the Musée des Arts et Métiers is in the part which was formerly a chapel which now houses a collection of vintage cars and flying machines, all of which are suspended from the roof. There is also a scaled down version of the Statue of Liberty, which is imaginatively displayed.

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is a must for all lovers of science, technology and the eccentric. Come enjoy it with the Paris Pass!

Image © Musée des arts et métiers / photo: Slyvain Pelly

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 21.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

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Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers 60 rue Réaumur Paris 3e


+33 (0)1 53 01 82 00