May 9, 2015

A Rainy Day at Le Musée des Arts et Métiers

An effort to embrace last weekend’s rainy weather led us to discover a museum that neither one of us had ever visited, Le Musée des arts et métiers.

As it was the first Sunday of the month, admission was free (You can learn more about participating museums and conditions here.), which naturally made it even better.

Musée des arts et métiers, Paris

Located in the Marais, the museum, dedicated to technological innovation, was founded in 1784 and is home to over 2,400 inventions. Spread throughout a colossal building, including a church, it's divided into seven collections: Scientific Instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication and Transport.

Here we discover everything from the first computers, televisions and cameras, to airplanes, Lavoisier’s chemistry tools and Foucault’s pendulum. 

Musée des arts et métiers, Paris
Musée des arts et métiers, Paris
Musée des arts et métiers, Paris
Musée des arts et métiers, Paris

Musée des arts et métiers 
60 rue Réaumur
75003 Paris

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