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A museum of inventions: on the trail of inventors and researchers and their unique heritage


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  • Included in your Paris City Pass is the Paris Museum Pass which gives you free and priority entry to the city's most popular museums and monuments! 
  • No advance booking is required for this attraction – your City Pass is your admission ticket 
  • Today, the museum preserves an extraordinary collection that is remarkable both for its size (almost 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings) and for the variety of subjects covered 
  • There are seven main areas of specialisation: Scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication, means of transport 
  • The collection dates back to 1794 

A museum dedicated to technical innovation

What awaits you on site


The Musée des Arts et Métiers can be considered one of the oldest technical and industrial museums in the world. Pascal’s calculating machine, Lavoisier’s instruments, Blériot’s aeroplane, the first televisions, cameras and computers, Foucault’s pendulum... A unique journey through the history of science and technology. 

A must-see

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is home to the oldest industrial and technological collection in the world. Today, this heritage is presented in seven major thematic areas: scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, energy, mechanics and transport. 

Among the most remarkable exhibits are Jacques Alexandre Charles’ physics cabinet and Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier’s laboratory, Louis Ferdinand Berthoud’s clock collection, Jacques Vaucanson’s barrel loom, the Chappe telegraph and Clément Ader’s No. 3 aeroplane. 

How to get there

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60 Rue Réaumur, Paris, France

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    Mondays Closed
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
    Friday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
  • Recurring closures: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December 

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