Musee Mecanique

San Francisco, CA

4 (4 reviews)

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Address: 49 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA How do we get there? Number: 415 346 2000
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The unique Musee Mecanique is a stunning collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines. In fact, it's one of the WORLD's largest privately owned collections! 

With over 300 items, it's certainly a fun way to spend some time whilst on Fisherman's Wharf pier!

Want to know something else fun? All of these coin operated musical instruments and arcade machines WORK - which means, you can play them! Now THAT is really cool!

It's at Musee Mecanique that you can take a journey back in time, to the turn of the century when entertainment was simple. No iphones or Xbox's kids - just simple hand cranked music boxes!

Just think about your grandparents as you wander and explore, kids - these are the toys that they would have grown up with, and their parents would have!

The 300 items have been sympathetically restored to working order and available to play for fees ranging from 1c to $1.

There's loads to see and do with many unique and unusual games, and plenty of change machines dotted about! There is that classic Six Shooter, or the Toothpick Ferris Wheel!

You can check out the Cry Baby, or even see a vintage crane.

Parents - we know you'll recognize the Bocca Della Verita!

With pinball machines, Wurlitzers, and organ grinders, it really is a step back in time with these great vintage toys and machines! 

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Pay and Play from 1c to $1



Same as adult


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Musee Mecanique FAQ’s

You're in San Francisco! There are SO many places you can grab something to eat before or after your experience!

They have change if you don't have your own quarters!

There are plenty of healthy options in the city to choose from. It's always a good idea to have a bottle of water on you

They are wheelchair Accessible.

They can stay open if you are having fun! Those opening times are just the minimum.

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