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Unusual and interesting

It is rare to find so many historical automated characters under one roof. It is a charming feature... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
MatureBackpacker
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West Yorkshire
Mechanical and stationary "toys"

Actually most of the items in this museum hardly can be called toys. All are crafted by masters... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Doc2369
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A very large collection of both automated toys and figures dating from the end of the 19th centiry to the 1960s. Beautifully presented, both as individual figures and as set pieces. The route around the museum is well planned and a knowledge of French is...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Lived this place - really well designed to lead you through the exhibition and some amazing automatons - many that were totally freaky! Great way to spend an hour.

Thank Lemonheadlin
Reviewed 24 June 2018

It is rare to find so many historical automated characters under one roof. It is a charming feature of history, much of it related to old fashioned department stores which are not often found today but are fondly remembered by us mature folk! These automs...More

Thank MatureBackpacker
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

good experience with many working automations. highly recommend, went with the kids and they really enjoyed it 10/10

Thank Lance A
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Went there today having read the Tourist Office's website which implies that the museum is open except 1 January. Unfortunately it is closed all winter (November through end of March) so how did the French reviewers write their TripAdvisor reviews? I have rated as "Average"...More

Thank PeeWee_in_Italy
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had high expectations and drove nearly an hour to see this museum. Unfortunately they were closed for lunch when we arrived (noon-2pm) so we ate our picnic lunch then toured the nearby church while we waited. The collection was very large and interesting, but...More

Thank bobpublic
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A wonderful display of beautiful moving marionettes. Some real skill in this. Kids will love it, but I think adults will appreciate the craftsmanship more. Just make sure you don't come between 12.30-2.00pm as it will be closed for lunch.

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Actually most of the items in this museum hardly can be called toys. All are crafted by masters, some are animated and some don't move. However, all are intricately made and amazing in their detail. There is a large piece encased in glass that "tells"...More

Thank Doc2369
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you love antique toys, hand carved puppets, etc don't miss this marvelous place. Very friendly and helpful staff. One of the best museums I've seen. I wish I could fill my house with these charming treasures.

Thank Tandoor55
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had a rather strange experience here as I was the only one in the museum on my visit. Some of the exhibits come to life as you go round - triggered by a sensor, others have a little video of them in animation, but...More

Thank H F
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