Visitor information

About the musée des Arts et Métiers

This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of inventors and pioneers of progress and explore a one-of-a-kind repository of scientific and technical knowledge...
Founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, "a store of new and useful inventions," is a museum of technological innovation. The Musée des Arts et Métiers was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits over 2,400 inventions. They are split into seven collections Scientific instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication and Transport.
Different types of discovery are available: guided tours or demonstrations by our scientific interpreters, a quick tour focused on the museum's 150 "flagship objects", an unrestricted exploration inspired by reading our "albums", or one of three audioguide tours available in eight languages.
We hope you enjoy your visit.

Due to the recent events that occurred in the Paris region, suitcases of all sizes are not allowed in the museum. Only small bags of cabin luggage dimensions (55x35x25cm) are allowed. Only coats and umbrellas are accepted in the museum's cloakroom.  Thank you for your understanding and have a nice visit!  

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Late night Friday until 9 pm. 
  • Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


60 rue Réaumur - Paris 3rd arrondissement
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
Metro: Arts-et-Métiers, Réaumur-Sébastopol
Bus: 20, 38, 39

The museum offers :

  • A resource centre
  • Audioguides
  • A restaurant: "Café des techniques"
  • Guided tours, demonstrations and workshops
  • Conferences and debates
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Events

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