We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Musee Mecanique

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Fisherman’s Wharf
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf, foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number:
+1 415-346-2000
Website
Today
10:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of...

This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,119 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1009
    Excellent
  • 535
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A fun trip to the past

An incredible assortment of coin operated games and attractions, some so tame I wonder that people were once amused by them, others old favorites from my past. A Ms. PacMan table... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
walter4e2016
,
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

2,119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,682: English reviews
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An incredible assortment of coin operated games and attractions, some so tame I wonder that people were once amused by them, others old favorites from my past. A Ms. PacMan table was great fun. I could have easily spent a couple hours -- and lots of quarters -- there, but we had somewhere to be.

Helpful?
Thank walter4e2016
San Diego
Level Contributor
72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon this place by accident. It has so many old arcade games and... Im not really sure what you call them.. interesting old moving dioramas? One of the most unusual places Ive been. Was a fun stop and I would go back. There was so much to look at!

Helpful?
Thank Bunnkins
Deer Park, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a fun place to visit. Lots of memorable arcade games. Interesting and fun just to walk around. It can be a free visit if you don't want to play the games

Helpful?
Thank Phyllis R
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
185 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about an hour here exploring the variety of old arcade games and amusement games. All coin operated. It was a neat place to spend 30-60mins.

Helpful?
Thank Jamie B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great little museum with working exhibits a real trip down memory lane, we came across this by chance and wandered in and were pleased we did, well worth a look

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a walk through and looked at all the old machines, we even had a go at a few. It was interesting looking at everything and filling in a bit of time

Helpful?
Thank madamshalet
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd heard about this place before we went to San Francisco, so it was already on our radar to visit, but I didn't expect it to be quite so big or so comprehensive! These machines are in great order, and absolutely fascinating - we ended up whiling away a good couple of hours with much lightened pockets - definitely recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Lulabell_18
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is great. It has a huge range of coin operated machines dating back decades that you can actually use. All round fascinating. And if you don't want to spend your own quarters, you can wander around for free and watch other people spend theirs.

Helpful?
Thank steelpaw
Delaware
Level Contributor
45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didn't find tons to like when visiting Fisherman's Wharf from the east coast (and I'm easily amused!) but this little spot of fun was my fav of the entire day. I have never laughed so much at a tourist spot! Awesome antique penny arcade with the craziest machines ever. Don't miss the one that vibrates your feet and also... More 

Helpful?
Thank kitkat09
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A collection of antique slot attractions once seen on boardwalks. If you visited these kind of places especially around the area as a child you will be intrigued.

Helpful?
Thank Comfree

Travellers who viewed Musee Mecanique also viewed

 

Been to Musee Mecanique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Musee Mecanique staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

Neighbourhood Profile
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
Explore this neighbourhood