Museum of the Arts and Invention

    €8.00
    /person normally
Musée des Arts et Métiers ©Musée des

What you'll do

The Musée des Arts et Métiers is a must for all lovers of science, technology and the eccentric. 

Visit the Museum of the Arts and Invention with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Pay nothing at the door – simply show your pass.
  • Explore this diverse collection of inventions, scientific discoveries and technological innovations
  • View a range of vintage cars and flying machines

The Musée des Arts et Métiers houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, which was founded in 1794 as a depository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.

About the Museum of the Arts and Invention

The museum is located on the site of the deserted priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs on Rue Réaumur, which in an earlier incarnation was an abbey.

This is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful scientific objects. There are over 3000 inventions, scientific discoveries and technological innovations on display including Pascal's calculator and Foucault's pendulum.

The most impressive display in the Musée des Arts et Métiers is in the part which was formerly a chapel which now houses a collection of vintage cars and flying machines, all of which are suspended from the roof. There is also a scaled-down version of the Statue of Liberty, which is imaginatively displayed.

Know before you go

This attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass which is included for free with The Paris Pass®. Be sure to download it ahead of your trip and to save it on your phone as you'll need it at the entrance. You'll be asked to specify a 'date' which MUST be on one of the days you plan to use your passes. Click here for more information on downloading your Paris Museum Pass and a full list of attractions.

Please check the official attraction page.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

Thursday: 10AM - 9PM

Closings & holidays

Mondays

January 1, May 1 and December 25

The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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