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The Musee Mechanique: A Gate to the Past

The Musee Mecanique located at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf, is a door to the past. The Musee Mecanique keeps one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of antique arcade machines and mechanically operated musical instruments. In here, you will find the most fantastic instruments from the past such as hand cranked music boxes and as you go on walking within the museum, you will also take a walk in time into the most modern video arcade games. In here, adults have the chance to show their kids how fun it was to play when there were no play stations or Nintendo…not even television!

The collection shown at the Musee Mechanique consists of more than 300 items. You can find coin operated pianos, antique slot machines, orchestrions and much more. This collection is property of Edward Galland Zelinsky, who also keeps the most fragile pieces of his collection at his house. His passion for mechanical machines and musical instruments started when he was 11 and he had carried that love until nowadays. In the museum, there are items from all around the world and they are there for your amusement.

If you are visiting San Francisco, be sure you visit The Musee Mechanique. It is open Monday through Friday, from 10am to 7pm. During the weekend, the museum opens its gates from 10am to 8pm, same schedule for holidays. The Musee Mechanique is the right place to go to in Fisherman’s Wharf, go and take a look at all the antiques, you will not regret it.

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