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Musee de Mecanique Naturelle

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Great collection of machines

A great collection of engines and mechanical parts! The best thing about this museum is that it is... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Chartres, France
via mobile
Simply wonderful

For a bloke of a certain age like me this was heaven. Wonderful old machines beautifully restored... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 rue Blanche Hoschede Monet, 27620 Giverny, France
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A great collection of engines and mechanical parts! The best thing about this museum is that it is a private one, you can sense the love and the passion of the owner for the engines. We really enjoyed it, a big thank you to the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank DimiEG
Reviewed 1 September 2017

For a bloke of a certain age like me this was heaven. Wonderful old machines beautifully restored and with detailed descriptions of what the did and where they came from. There is an intrinsic beauty in these motors, the size and weight of giant flywheel...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kyairi
Reviewed 23 May 2017

great collection of all sorts of machinery rescued and lovingly restored even for someone who isn't usually interested in such things.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Specially arranged visit from frequent visitors to Giverny. My host had suggested I pay a visit and I'm glad I did. I'm from the Midwest and I was really surprised when I found a Fuller Johnson engine up against a wall. These were made in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Kendall S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

But for me it was still very good! And I was glad to spend an hour looking at interesting old machines and listening to fellows discussing passionately all things mechanical. I owed them that after they wandered through Monet's garden with me! Ha! But do...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bevhearn
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great discussion with the museum keeper and engine restorer. Live demos of a couple engines. Great feel for the industrial revolution times.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank lionelf394
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Superb collection of Vintage Stationary Engines all arranged in a very informal way. A must for anyone with a mechanical soul

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 63Crooky53
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our party of 4 included 2 engineers who are also impressed with anything mechanical. This place is an absolute must for anyone interested in engines, mechanical stuff and history. It is privately owned and relies on donations to help with the upkeep. If you go...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank JMTravels24
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you visit Giverny, you must call in here. It’s on the left, a short distance up a side-road near the main entrance to Monet’s garden. It’s free and you can spend just 5 minutes or considerably longer according to your interests. It’s the sheer...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank BeejayBerkshire
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A bit quirky, but a fascinating collection - all sorts of machinery, mainly petrol-driven. Pumps, agricultural engines, lathes, generators, even a clog-making machine! some huge, some small, most with history and background in both French and English. I spent about 45 mins here while my...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank SteveMOxfordshire_UK
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