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. Every Sunday at 11am you can join a family tour aimed at children from 7 to 12 years old.
60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris / +33 (0)1 53 01 82 00 / www.arts-et-metiers.net
Cool museum for kids with a terrace and lots of space. (Jodie Hutchins)