One of the most beautiful collections of old planes and cars in the world

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is a museum dedicated to science. It houses not only an exceptional collection of old planes and cars, but also Pascal's calculating machine and the very famous Foucault pendulum. The Musée des Arts et Métiers has a real educational dimension and offers very interesting activities for children and teenagers.

The visit of the Arts and Crafts museum

  • The Museum of Arts and Crafts is considered one of the oldest technical and industrial museums in the world
  • The museum is organized in 7 sections: scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, energy, mechanics and transport

To see in particular:

  • one of the world's most beautiful collections of vintage aircraft and automobiles
  •  unforgettable demonstrations such as the rotation of the Earth (Foucault's pendulum)
  • Pascal's calculating machine
  • the laboratory of Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier
  • the watch collection of Louis Ferdinand Berthoud
  • the loom of Jacques Vaucanson
  • the Chappe telegraph
  • the plane n° 3 of Clément Ader

Activities for the young public

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 to 14)

  • The workshops allow you to learn how to solve 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 7 to 12 year olds)

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

Museums and activities on the theme of science

Practical information

See schedule details
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: 10am ? 18h
  • Friday to Sunday: 10am ? 18h
  • Nocturne on Friday evening, from 6pm to 9pm

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