One of the world's finest collections of vintage aircraft and automobiles

The Museum of Arts and Crafts is a science museum. It houses not only an exceptional collection of aircraft and old cars, but also Pascal's calculating machine and the very famous Foucault pendulum. The Museum of Arts and Crafts has a real educational dimension and proposes very interesting activities for children and teenagers.

Visit of the Museum of Arts and Crafts

  • The Musée des arts et métiers is considered one of the oldest technical and industrial museums in the world
  • The museum is organized into 7 sections scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, energy, mechanics and transport

To see in particular:

  • one of the world's finest collections of vintage aircraft and automobiles
  •  unforgettable demonstrations like that of the rotation of the Earth (Foucault pendulum)
  • Pascal's calculating machine
  • the laboratory of Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier
  • the clock collection of Louis Ferdinand Berthoud
  • the weaving looms of Jacques Vaucanson
  • the Chappe telegraph
  • the plane n° 3 of Clément Ader

Activities for young audiences

Course with audioguides for 7-12 years old

  • Audioguides can be rented at the museum reception desk (5€) - The tour lasts about 1h30

Individual workshops (for ages 4 - 14)

  • Workshops allow you to learn about solving technical problems in a workshop, while discovering the museum's collections
  • 1 workshop for 4-6 years and 1 workshop for 7-14 year olds
  • Programming changes every quarter

Birthday workshops (for ages 7 to 12)

  • The museum offers really nice birthday workshops with children: treasure hunt, manipulations, visit of the museum ...
  • Attention, these workshops are very successful. Book in advance

Practical information

View schedule details
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: 10h - 18h
  • Friday to Sunday: 10h - 18h
  • Nocturnal on Friday night, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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