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Prince August Toy Soldier Factory

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Address: 1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 26 40222
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10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our...

Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our visitor center and factory.

"Make & Paint Workshops" try your hand at casting a figure and painting it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages.

Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. the Worlds Largest Model Battle Scene which houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted figures, 8 x 4 meters in size, of the Battle at Waterloo completed by just one customer Andre Rudolf and it took him 8 years to finish, we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings Miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas Decoration and our infamous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, e.t.c.

Coach tours are welcome if pre-booked. Open 7 days a week.

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So fun!

We stumbled upon this factory by accident but had such an enjoyable time. Mary greeted us and was so friendly and informative. She showed us how easy it is to make our own metal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie M
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San Antonio
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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this factory by accident but had such an enjoyable time. Mary greeted us and was so friendly and informative. She showed us how easy it is to make our own metal ornaments so we bought a kit for home. Lucky for us she wasn't very busy when we got there and she spent a lot of time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this neat place while looking for a bathroom. Mary, at the front showed us a demonstration of how you can make ornaments (or soldiers, whatever your preference) and we were sold! Very kind staff and quality goods.

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Thank angelamckaskle
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Was on way from Cork to Killarney and stopped at the toy factory. 14 year old nephew took the 1 hour course on how to make toy soldiers and thoughly enjoyed it. If your into crafts or collecting toy its a good stop for adults too.

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Thank Eugene J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fun stop to visit and see all the detail that goes into making these special little things. We were impressed with how they paint them all with such precise vision. Many treasures to enjoy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Eileen was fantastic as a host. She showed us a demo of how to make a model. We also watched her as she showed a young boy how to make it and paint it. Its a nice place to stop and visit, especially with children.

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Thank ldavey58
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just amazing place. The exhibition, the work shop for the kids. Lovely place with great staff. Highly recommend.

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Thank Pedro N
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. It was my moms birthday and she chose to go here with her 3 grandchildren for her special day. We spent a wonderful 2 hours here. I have to say Eileen made our day very special. She was fantastic with the children, they all chose what to make, 2 fairy doors with their very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We weren't intending to visit this place but we passed signs and thought it would be worth a look. So pleased we did as the shop was a true delight. The assistant gave us a demonstration of the white metal casting kit you could buy and made it look so much fun that we came away with two. Each mould... More 

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Thank macscooth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We didn't know there was such a place but we were attracted by signs next to road and discovered an amazing world of tiny soldiers, angels, movie characters, etc. All the ladies who work there were very friendly, patient to show and explain everything. We spent an unexpectedly creative and relaxing afternoon there and were really sorry when the opening... More 

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Thank Lucia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Ideal pit stop between Cork and Killarney. No pressure demonstrations of how to make tin soldiers, or in our case fairies and then the chance to make and decorate one for yourself for a small charge. Very friendly staff and a 'Coffee Corner' for parents whilst this children decorate their creations. The best kind of old fashion fun!

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