La réplique de la statue de la Liberté de Bartholdi sur le parvis de l'entrée du Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, 2011.

Musée des arts et métiers

A marvellous tribute to the ingenuity of mankind and the pioneers of the industrial age, the Arts and Crafts Museum is home to truly unique technological and scientific treasures.

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Description

Covid-19 information : a health pass or a test taken within the last 48 hours is required at the entrance.

After a complete overhaul, the museum has reopened its doors on 22 June 2021 and to celebrate the event, access to the permanent and temporary collections will be exceptionally free for all from 22 June to 4 July 2021 inclusive.

The Lumière brothers’ camera, the first plane that succeeded at
leaving the ground, and the ancestor of the automobile dating back to the reign of King Louis XV - all the greatest inventions to have revolutionised civilisation can be found at the Arts and Crafts Museum.

Founded in 1794 in the old priory of St-Martin des Champs with the aim of preserving technical tools and inventions from the Industrial Revolution, today the museum is a fantastic repository of 80,000 objects and 15,000 technical drawings, all organised into seven themes: Scientific Instruments, Materials, Construction, Communication, Energy, Mechanics and Transportation.

Time Machine(s)

In the monumental nave of the former church, as well as the museum attic and the splendid main staircase, you’ll come upon a whole host of wonders, including Louis Blériot’s incredible plane, which was the first to cross the English Channel; Foucault’s pendulum used to demonstrate the rotation of the earth; the first mechanical calculator by Blaise Pascal; and the rare and fascinating automaton known as the Dulcimer Player, which belonged to Marie-Antoinette.

Scientific “interpreters” do demonstrations of some of the exceptional instruments, and for more fun discoveries, guided visits with hands-on workshops are organised every Sunday for children aged 7 to 12, accompanied by their parents.

TOP TIP: admission ticket to the permanent collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

60 rue Réaumur
75003 Paris 3ème

Metro : Line 3 and 11 – Station Arts-et-Métiers Line 4 – Station Réaumur-Sébastopol
Station Bus;: Lines 20, 38, 39, 47
By bike: Vélib : Station n°3011 – 55 Rue Turbigo – 75003 Paris Station n°3005 – 7 Rue Sainte Elisabeth – 75003 Paris
By car: Closest paying car park: Parking Saint-Martin– Corner of rue Réaumur and rue Saint-Martin – 75003 Paris

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Night-time: on Friday till 9pm.

Prices

  • 8 €
  • Adult: from 8 € (Permanent collection €6 : Temporary exhibition €9 : combination ticket for permanent collection + temporary exhibition) Student: from 5.50 € (Permanent collection €4 : Temporary exhibition €6,5 : combination ticket for permanent collection + temporary exhibition).
    Free entry for Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 10 people.
    Free for European citizens under 26 years > Permanent collection
    Free entrances under conditions and for all : The first sunday of the month.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Wi-fi

Activities

  • Children's entertainment

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • French

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
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Accessibility

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Parking
  • visual intercom
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)