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Musée Mécanique

Museums, Special interest Fisherman's Wharf Free
4 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Dave Patten Musée Mécanique

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Local legend Edward Galland Zelinsky founded this museum as a showcase for his unparalleled collection of antique oddities, namely coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines. It’s a must-see for vintage lovers and history buffs. The assortment spans more than 300 items, including coin-operated pianos, antique slot machines, hand-cranked music boxes, salvaged bits of local history, a steam-powered motorcycle, and various vintage arcade games. The arcades are all in working condition and can be played—most cost $.25 or $.50 apiece.


Address: Pier 45
San Francisco
Cross street: at The Embarcadero
Transport: Metro to Jefferson St & Taylor St/ Bus 2, 4, 8, 18, 24, 27, 38, 39, 44, 47, 54, 56, 58, 72, 74, 76
Price: Free
Opening hours: 10am-8pm
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