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Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits

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If you like toys this is a must

Was looking for things to do and found this on TripAdvisor and decided to have a look with my young... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
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Automation and models

These two museums, which are close beside each other and can share an entry ticket are an insight... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Paignton, United Kingdom
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14 rue de la Desiree | La Ville en Bois, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 68 08
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for things to do and found this on TripAdvisor and decided to have a look with my young family. Adults will pay €12 each and children €8 each. There are two buildings to visit. The first is all about mechanical models from the...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

These two museums, which are close beside each other and can share an entry ticket are an insight and inspiration to model makers and enthusiasts alike. One houses nautical and motor vehicles along with active train layouts, whilst the other holds automatons with lots of...More

Thank Akumuk
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Good selection of models. Unfortunately the 'show' was out of order the day we visited. In addition, there was no guide in English which would have been helpful. Price was a little high given. Good parking and close to the city centre.

1  Thank 800stephenv
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Any model railway fan will enjoy this, I certainly did. Shame the railway outside no longer runs and the model boat show is different but could be a little more animated. I would go again for the wonderful train layouts and tell anyone else interested...More

Thank Jacob F
Reviewed August 2, 2017

If you love all things cute and tiny, you will love these two museums. I always take visiting friends here. It is definitely a well preserved, and not often spoken of, part of history

1  Thank JBesnard
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The automated puppet museum was beautiful, especially the street of shops with all the puppets in the windows advertising the various products. There is also a very good entrance display of automated animal toys. However, the second museum of the two included in the ticket...More

Thank vrumley
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Found myself like I was a kid when I visited the museums and my 4 year old son really enjoyed it too. A great family activity. Really worth paying a visit when you are in La Rochelle.

Thank William G
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Well worth a quick visit to look at old time automated toys and models used in advertising and decorations. Quirky.

Thank tassiefoodie
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised by the size of the museum. The automats are old but that is why they are in museum.... Slightly interactive where you have to push buttons to start the different automays to move, could be good for people with children so that...More

Thank xandier75
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We spent around an hour visiting these two museums with our young children. The museums are very old school and our (clearly spoilt) children were bemused by many of the toys on display. Limited interactivity but kept their attention for around an hour.

1  Thank Tony083
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