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Expecting creepy but found it to be quite interesting

I was rather imagining this to be full of rather creepy individual automata and to a degree this... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Fascinating museum

Visited the museum as something I thought our children would find entertaining and reminiscent of... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Kathryn N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I was rather imagining this to be full of rather creepy individual automata and to a degree this was the case but I actually came away with an interest in the history of shop window dressing in the grand department stores. It must have been...More

Thank JollyJuggler
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum as something I thought our children would find entertaining and reminiscent of fenwicks Christmas window in Newcastle upon Tyne. And I was not wrong. It was great to see the history and skill involved in making the automatons and the working displays....More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The museum was good but not the type for us. Without the passions for the mécaniques, I was horrified by those automates. My sons, 7 and 3 were not so fun of them neither. The video at the beginning was nearly a horror film...

Thank stetme
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

To be honest I expected cleverer automata and I think kids would be bored. Even Futuroscope comes out well in comparison. But for an adult it's a different view on the bygone age of much anticipated shopping experience in the early to mid 20th century....More

Thank PeterHockenhull
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We had come to the town to visit the castle and came here too. This attraction was an unusual one. After a 10 minute film that could have been scary for young ones we went to look at animated shop windows. Some were lovely, others...More

Thank 912jacquelinel
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Walk down "streets" of shop windows with Christmas Shop window displays made with automation to excite children with all their wonders!

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

Well its ok if you have your kids in tow, but its too trivial for adults (in my opinion). The clue for who its aimed at is in the introductory film which shows two children exploring a spooky space and coming across a chimp automation....More

Thank Genoa25
Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you like automated figurines from the fashionable high streets of Paris then this is for you. If you don't , then its not for you and there is a side exposition of local artist paintings.

Thank Loup01
Reviewed July 31, 2016

It was an interesting visit learning about the history behind them, although it was a lot of money for a 5 minute film and a 20 minute view of windows (even with a 7 yr old flitting around)

Thank cybercane71
Reviewed June 29, 2016

What a beautiful museum, well worth a visit. Strange, funny, surreal and quirky. The streetscape is very well done, and there's also a nice shop.

Thank barryls
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