Musee Patamecanique
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lone_wolf_9
Chicago, IL33 contributions
If the Musée Patamécanique was a punctuation mark, would it be an interrobang‽ Make the pilgrimage and (you may be able to) answer this riddle, and/or be inspired to devise new ones ...
Written 30 September 2019
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Fricky1
Saint Anthony, MN165 contributions
Couples
This experience was among the best of our vacation. We enjoy seeing people do things that they love and this is one of those experiences. This is a multi-faceted and creative experience that one needs to be willing to just go along with. That can feel a little uncomfortable when you're not sure what to expect but rest assured that the experience is all good, a load of fun and very positive. Enjoy!
Written 14 September 2019
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M M
na63 contributions
Friends
Should be avoided by pedestrians and the overly pedantic, lest they get off on the wrong foot with the curator of this remarkable edifice. For all others, the Museum tumbles and spins out of control with indescribable precision.

The Museum is a remarkable piece of architecture, and an adornment to the Bristol harbor. It should not be missed.
Written 22 September 2018
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Stephanb1126
Bristol, RI62 contributions
Friends
We began with a walking tour of a small area of downtown, learning about some of the strange facets of this old seaport town. Things we had taken for granted or over looked suddenly had meaning as we made our way toward some of the Bristol landmarks. We entered the museum which was to say unique would be an injustice. We were fascinated to witness an array of mechanical fascinations along with sounds and bizarre sights. The two hour trip should be experienced first hand to appreciate the mysteries that await you.
Written 26 October 2017
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AlexaNicole5
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Couples
An utterly surreal, absolutely unique, and completely engaging experience. For those that like mystery, magic, and curiosities this is absolutely the thing to do. Experiences (for it really cannot be described in any other terms) like this are what make life interesting. Even after having experienced it, I'm not sure it was real.
Written 12 June 2017
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tabhauser
Glen Cove, NY772 contributions
Couples
This tour is a bit bizarre and surreal to say the least. You are met on the street and told what to do and where to go and where to end up. It is a mix of story telling and acting. It is creative and reminded me a bit of things from Monty Python. Allow almost two hours for your senses to take this little fantasy in.
Written 20 August 2015
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Kyle M
Mansfield Depot, CT2 contributions
Couples
My girlfriend and I went for our two-year anniversary - she had no idea what I was surprising her with, and to be honest, I hardly had a better one. But as soon as it began, we knew we were in for a night we would never forget. The problem with Musée Patamécanique is that you can not describe what makes it so awe inspiring without giving away the element of surprise and mystery, which is a large part of what makes it so special. Suffice it to say, it may very well be the closest you will ever come to experiencing real magic in your lifetime.
Written 27 June 2015
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Daren N
Bristol, RI1 contribution
Solo
Musée Patamécanique simply does not exist, at least not in the “real world”. Bristol, the town itself - is worth a visit, there are wonderful parks, many “real” museums, walks, and great restaurants, lots to see and do. Pay no attention to any of these five star reviews for Musée Patamécanique.
Written 17 September 2014
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ed s
Boston, MA2 contributions
Friends
This was one of the strangest and most bizarre museums I have ever encountered,
and that’s exactly why I enjoyed it so much!

It started with an outdoor tour through a winter snow man festival – in August!
This led us to a secret night garden with babbling fountains, the sweet smell of
honeysuckle and robots made of heating pipes. This led us to a tour inside a
gingerbread house filled with wonderfully weird inventions from another
dimension - followed by a round of square dancing. Then the museum then spit us
back out into the street - awestruck and bewildered.

I still don’t understand what happened to me, but whatever it was, I want to do
it again!!
Written 9 September 2014
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Charles F
Providence, RI4 contributions
Friends
Our visit to this extraordinary little museum was memorable to say the least. Be sure to read the “Tours” section of their web site very carefully because all visits are made by appointment only - and the exact whereabouts of the museum is a secret! We also suggest starting your evening with dinner at any of Bristol’s fine Restaurants – on the night of our visit we chose Le Central on Hope street, which was just a two minute walk from our tour departure point.

The Musée Patamécanique experience is essentially a “tour” that encompasses both outdoor and indoor environments in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our tour began at sunset at a small park near the water. Our guide arrived on an old style bicycle and after a warm welcome and round of introductions he opened a box attached to his bike and speedily equipped each of us with a set of wireless headphones and a map. He then said something like – “You are about to enter a little film made especially for you – all the props are in place, the actors are rehearsed and the soundtrack is about to begin – You are the camera! Now I’m going to switch this little button, and send you on your way…”

And then he pressed play on an mp3 player, handed it to me, and peddled away!

This audio he left us listening to was actually a sort of “alternative history tour” that lead us to the "secret" location of the indoor exhibition which I can only describe as a kind of dreamlike experience that takes place in a charming little building straight from the pages of Hansel and Gretel.

Be warned. This place is not for everyone. If you’re easily offended by mild potty humor and fart jokes we’d suggest an alternative form of entertainment. But if you’re a fan of strange museums, anomalous inventions, philosophical conundrums and unusual experiences – this is the place for you!
Written 27 August 2014
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