Musee des Arts et Metiers, Paris

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Musee des Arts et Metiers highlights

  • Experience a day at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, which acts as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments & inventions

  • Explore the fascinating time capsule that takes you through the remarkable scientific inventions of the past

  • Learn about the evolution of technology as you explore the chronologically arranged exhibitions & discover some unique contraptions of human inventions

  • Get astonished by Clément Ader's first flying machine and the Foucault pendulum, which was the model for the original Statue of Liberty


Musée des Arts et Métiers
60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France

Musee des Arts et Metiers cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 1 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Musee des Arts et Metiers overview

Musée des Arts et Métiers Location: 60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France

Operational Timings:

  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Closed on Monday

Activity Duration: 2 Hours (Approx.)

About the Musee des Arts et Metiers:

Visit this famous science museum in Paris and gain some significant insights into ancient Parisian culture. Stroll through the halls and see a vast collection of intriguing inventions, contraptions, and technological wonders from the past. Explore the museum's extensive exhibits and marvel at a range of artifacts including astrolabes, celestial spheres, flying machines, clocks, and a Foucault pendulum. Get transported back in time to an era of scientific discovery and innovation and know about the technology that has evolved over time. Delve into the fascinating history of technology and science as you see chronologically arranged exhibitions. Book tickets for the Musee des Arts et Metier and see an amazing time capsule of scientific inventions. 

About the Activity:

  • Explore one of the amazing museums in Paris and stroll through the exhibitions of scientific inventions. 
  • Marvel at the ongoing exhibitions and be amazed by the some of the most impressive collections of instruments from around the world.
  • Delve into the medieval era as you see diverse artifacts in the museum and know about their historical& and cultural significance through scripts and monumental plaques.
  • See the technological wonders of the past, including fascinating inventions & contraptions that will amaze you.
  • Be awestruck by the collection of notable artifacts on display, such as celestial spheres, clocks, a Foucault pendulum, astrolabes, and even flying machines.
  • Gain insights into the scientific innovations of the past, which continue to shape our world today.
  • Stroll through the museum and learn about the fascinating history of the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, the oldest science museum in Europe.
  • Admire the museum's unique blend of industrial-styled architecture and contemporary design as you roam around its corridors.
  • Discover the stories behind the exhibits as you see the interactive displays and engaging multimedia installations.
  • Take home a piece of the museum's rich history by visiting the gift shop, where you'll find a range of souvenirs and mementos.
  • Book Musee des Arts et Metiers tickets and marvel at an extensive collection of amazing scientific inventions.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The meeting point is 1.3 km away from the Paris city center. You can reach the location in 10 minutes by car.
  • By Metro: The meeting point is 800 m away from the Strasbourg-Saint-Denis Station. You can reach the location from the station in a 6-minute walk.

Musee des Arts et Metiers faqs

How do I purchase tickets for Musee des Arts et Metiers?

Musee des Arts et Metiers tickets provide you access to one of the most informative museums in Paris, and can either be purchased online or from the walk-in ticket counters. However, it is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance online to avoid long queues at walk-in and to avail good discounts.

What are the opening hours of the museum?

Tuesday to Thursday: 10 AM to 6 PM

Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM

The museum is closed on Mondays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.

Are there audio guides available for visitors?

Yes, Musee des Arts et Metiers tickets offer audio guides at minimal additional costs. Available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian and Japanese, you get three types of audio guide tours at the museum based on duration.

How to get to Musee des Arts et Metiers using public transportation?

Musee des Arts et Metiers is located at 60 Rue Reaumur, 3rd Arrondissement, Paris.

  • By Bus: Bus lines 20, 38 and 39 provide services to the museum. The stop on Line 39 is Boulevard Sebastopol, while Lines 20 and 38 drop you off at Rue Reaumur bus station.
  • By Metro: Metro lines 3, 4 or 11 reach the museum. The nearest stop on Lines 3 and 11 is the Arts et Metiers Station, while Reaumur Sebastopol is the closest station on Line 4.
  • By Bike: Hop on Velib bike services and reach the museum from any part of the city. The nearest bike station is Station 3011 at Turbigo Reaumur.
  • By Car: The nearest parking facility from the museum is Parking Saint Martin on 254 Rue Saint Martin.

Are there any tips for visiting Musee des Arts et Metiers?

  • It is recommended that you plan your visit with Musee des Arts et Metiers tickets in the early morning hours or around the closing time of the museum to avoid crowds.
  • Remember to carry your ID as the Musee des Arts et Metiers price is reduced for students, seniors and families and waived off for under-26s, people with disabilities and many others.
  • Opting for an audio guide is highly recommended, which is available at minimal rates with Tickets for Musee des Arts et Metiers.
  • If you wish to explore the Musee des Arts et Metiers for free, visit on the first Sunday of the month or Fridays from 6 PM to 9 PM.
  • Get a chance of attending a flash tour of different sections with museum mediators at 11 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4 PM. The best part is that the tour is included in the Musee des Arts et Metiers price.

What are some of the must-see exhibits at the museum?

While tickets for Musee des Arts et Metiers provide you access to all the exhibits spread across seven sections of the museum, some of the must-see exhibits include:

  • Demonstration of Foucault’s Pendulum
  • First plane to cross the English Channel
  • Ader’s aeroplane which came before Wright Brothers
  • First model of the Statue of Liberty
  • Photographs and incandescent lightbulb from Thomas Edison
  • James Watt’s steam engine
  • Original Ford Model T
  • Camera prototypes by Lumiere Brothers
  • Pascal’s Arithmetic Machine
  • 19th-century Chinese Abacus


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