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Musee Mecanique

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Old arcade heaven

This is basically a warehouse full of arcade memorabilia. So change your dollar bills for quarters... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mercman111
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Twyford, United Kingdom
Fun place

Really a fun place with a lot of old arcade games. Admission is free and really all you need is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MatthiasP806
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Chur, Switzerland
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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 5 days ago

This is basically a warehouse full of arcade memorabilia. So change your dollar bills for quarters, and take a trip down memory lane.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mercman111
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really a fun place with a lot of old arcade games. Admission is free and really all you need is a lot of quarters.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MatthiasP806
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this place. There are so many cool old arcade and coin op machines to touch and try! Located right on the pier too!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JohnF442
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told about this place down Fisherman’s Wharf,it really is a trip back to being a teenager at the seaside with Pole Position spy hunter and like,free admission and everything 25c or 50c a go.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Djrobert69
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stumbled across it and were so glad we did. A huge collection of arcade games from over the last 100+ years. And free! Obviously somebody's labour of love. We 100% recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ralu25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk in and I swear the doors to this place is a timewarp. Almost all of the coin-operated machies are primarily mechanical, with some electrical wiring providing “fancy” lighting. The intricacies and attention-to-detail the creators of these put into these machines is remarkable. Some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank milack
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonder! You didn't have to spend a cent here and still be entertained. I would encourage you to bring a bunch of quarters though to try all the pinball machines!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank haugsm11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, I like that you can go in and walk around without paying for entrance. We did end up getting some quarters to see some of the machines work. All of the antique machines worked and even though many are creepy or weird, it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nat_nv123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is more arcade in my opinion than a museum though a number of the machines are antiques. The owner had several machines that were duplicated throughout the building. It is free to get in but you have to pay to play the games. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some friends from New York came early for a flight to Singapore. So I took them here for some fun. They were amazed! This place is just so much fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jpd43
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BluTreehouse
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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.
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