The Musée Mécanique is one of the world's largest privately owned collections of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade artifacts. You can play with any of our 300-plus machines in their original working condition.
We will take you on a journey from turn-of-the-century hand cranked music boxes to modern video arcade games. This is a trip down memory lane. It is a chance to show your children or grandchildren what you did for fun when you were their age. Before video games at home, perhaps before television, perhaps what you remember sitting in your grandparent's parlor.
For those of you who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, it is a chance to remember Playland at the Beach, Sutro Baths, and the Cliff House. There is our own "Laffing Sal", "Susie the Can-Can Dancer", and the fascinating "Carnival". Other things have been brought in from around the world for your amusement.
Due to the delicate nature of the machines, we do not allow private events or parties. At all times, food and drink are not allowed within the Musée.