The Musée Mécanique is one of the greatest private collections where recreational machines from the beginning of the 20th century and ingenious mechanical appliances that still work with coins are shown.
The collector, Edward Galland Zelinsky, began acquiring machines at the age of 11. Nowadays his collection has more than 300 items.
One of the treasures that you will find in the Musée Mecanique is a steam powered motorcycle built in the year 1912. This relic, which could be the only one of its kind in the world, and that it still works, is valued at more than 250,000 dollars.
In the museum you will find music machines that work by turning a handle, automatons like the well-known "Zoltar", amusement parks where all the attractions work by inserting a coin or some recreational machines from the 70s and 80s.
Admission is free, so there is no reason not to go.
Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street.
Monday-Friday: 10am to 7pm.
Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 8pm.
Holidays: 10am to 8pm.
Admission is Free.
Cable Car: Powell-Hyde line.
Streetcar: Line F.
Bus: lines 15, 19, 30, 32, and 42.