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This museum preserves and enhances the heritage that witnessed the evolution of technology through large and continuously enriched collections.

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Musée des arts et métiers, Paris

Musée des arts et métiers

This museum preserves and enhances the heritage that witnessed the evolution of technology through large and continuously enriched collections.


Recreating the ingenuity of the men and pioneers of the industrial age through a rich collection of objects divided between the permanent exhibition in Paris and the store reserve in Saint-Denis, this museum houses 80,000 exhibits from Ancient history to the present day, including 20,000 technical drawings.

There are seven themed collections (scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, mechanics, energy and transport), which reflect the history of technology. For the visitor, it is an opportunity to discover 3,000 objects including the first aeroplane of Clément Ader, the first camera of the Lumière brothers and the calculator invented by Blaise Pascal.

Until 15th May 2017, a new space called Emballages alimentaires, l'innovation est dans la boîte (Food packaging, innovation is in the box) gives the public the opportunity to follow the story of food packaging, from production to recycling!

Through its visits, workshops for children, temporary and travelling exhibitions, lectures and the various national events (Festival of Science, etc.) in which it participates, the Museum is a fully fledged centre of scientific discovery and technical culture.


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