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Musee Mecanique

Closes in 30 min: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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You cannot miss the MM if you are a real nerd

You must go if you love games and especially old, ancient, ones! You will find lots of things you... read more

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
MUST-SEE unique experience!

I've now been here three times and look forward to my next trip out to San Fran to check it out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine M
Plainfield, New Jersey
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This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed yesterday

You must go if you love games and especially old, ancient, ones! You will find lots of things you probably never heard of but that are really cool

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've now been here three times and look forward to my next trip out to San Fran to check it out again! The variety of vintage games and various coin-operated oddities is amazing. A truly unique experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn’t even knew this place existed, we just so happened to stumble upon it, and boy am I glad we did. There were so many different types of antique games here. I really enjoyed the sports games that they had, especially the one where...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brianna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how macabre the older machines are, with several including executions of criminals. There's also the Opium Den, where a man rises up and lies down in his bed, the Drunkard's Dream, where you have a drunk sipping directly from a barrel while Satan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jlhcorley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a variety of old mechanical games and amusements. It's fun to look at the old machines and even more amazing to see them work when you insert a quarter. No entry fee so you only will spend money on what ever machines...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jerjon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hearken back to a day when kiddies young n' old gathered round these mechanical marvels and were amazed and entertained... and they still hold up today (bless those creative/troubleshooting repairmen). Transport yourself to another time, and be sure to get your fortune told!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took our two teen sons here after a ride on the Blue & Gold Fleet. Our friend recommended it and I was glad we stopped in. I brought a bag of quarters and we had to change a few dollars for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Musèe Mècanique is such a wonderful surprise to stumble across! Walk through the doors and be transported back in time with a plethora of old time-y games and entertainment. Bring cash, but there are change machines.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you're packing a roll of quarters, as this place is a great little location to visit. With a heap of old school machines, most costing only a quarter or two to try, this place is a lot of fun. It was super interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AaronGC
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Anyone over 50 years old will love this trip down memory lane with all the old arcade games and artifacts of amusement. Even though I'm not from America there were lots of things in here that we had in the UK so it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
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Response from tiare988 | Reviewed this property |
Ed Zelinsky is the owner, according to Wikipedia. He started collecting at age 11 and his games were first exhibited in the 1920s at Playland.