Musée Mécanique

Musée Mécanique

Arcade, Museum, and History Museum
Pier 45, Shed A (at Taylor St), San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Welcome to the Musée Mécanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. (You can play them!)


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    Danielle N.
    "Laughing Sal is terrifying and the photo booths are great!"(6 Tips)
    Lauren O.
    "Bring quarters and check out the macabre games"(7 Tips)
    Jonathan L.
    "Pinball and the old school baseball ame rock"(5 Tips)
    Jon R.
    "Yup, the place from the Princess Diaries."(5 Tips)
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  • Dana

    Worth a look-in, a bunch of arcade games from the 1920's. The fortune telling machines spit out some cool vintage-esque cards.

    Dana · 1 week ago
  • Wylie F.

    Make sure to bring a lot of quarters!

    Wylie Fisher · 2 weeks ago
  • Renae M.

    Bring quarters!

    Renae Mason · June 20
  • Jonathan C.

    Intriguing place.

  • Johnny M.

    Really cool walk through the arcades of the past. If you like games check it out. Also has some newer arcade games.

    Johnny Moralez · June 8
  • Jenny Q.

    Delightful! Bring a few dollars in change and test out some of these old timey arcade games. When you get tired, check out the old timey massage chairs!

    Jenny Q · May 31
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    Gekiyasu · May 21
  • Andrey K.

    Some of the old arcades are really creepy. Mechanical boxing robots is a total fave.

    Andrey Klen · May 18
  • Saliem (Mei) C.

    A typewriter that types out your horoscope

  • SFist

    This antique penny arcade is one of the consistently fun, interesting things to do on Fisherman's Wharf. There are fortune tellers, skee ball galore, and jack-in-the-boxes. It's helps to be stoned. Read more

    SFist · April 15
  • Stephen C.

    Make sure to check out End of the Trail.

    Stephen Chisa · April 12
  • Hamdi B.

    Free entrance. A way to have fun, don't forget to bring some quarters !

    Hamdi Ben Lagha · March 24
  • Alan x.

    Laughing Sal!!

    Alan x el mundo · February 26
  • Puu K.

    Dance along with the music from orchestra and piano box

    Puu Kampolratana · February 14
  • Maria K.

    A lot of mechanical pianos and other musical machines. Great experience of old games and fun predictions from "famous" fortune-tellers

    Maria Kaurkovskaya · January 23
  • Adil M.

    Bring quarters or bills!

    Adil Majid · December 24, 2014
  • Max L.

    Cool place with awesome oldschool stuff!

    Max Lesin · December 17, 2014
  • Hunter M.

    The star wars game in the back is awesome!

    Hunter Miller · October 22, 2014
  • Paolira O.

    Bring a lot of quarter coins to play in all the machines, they also have a automatic piano and a foot massager.

    Paolira Ospina · September 20, 2014
  • Thê-Minh T.

    Spend all your quarters in this nice place full of old game machines!

    Thê-Minh Trinh · September 3, 2014
  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    A w e s o m e! I loved playing video games as a kid. I love being able to play games dating back to the early 1900's as well. Plus there's laughing Sal. You can't go wrong here!

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · August 26, 2014
  • Callum T.

    They've got a machine that will turn your bills into quarters you can use on the games.

    Callum Thompson · August 8, 2014
  • Adri ..

    Free entry, bring quarters for the games. Lots of cool vintage arcade games as well as some newer ones

    Adri . · July 8, 2014
  • Patti F.

    Super cool hidden gem if you like old stuff

    Patti Frate · June 30, 2014
  • Missy K.

    BRING QUARTERS. Get your fortune told, too.

    Missy Kirtley · June 27, 2014
  • Missy K.

    Definitely get a fortune. It's a wonderful keepsake and tons of fun!

    Missy Kirtley · June 25, 2014
  • Hector V.

    Una sorpresa al final del paseo de la bahia de SF.

    Hector Velazquez · June 15, 2014
  • Lauren O.

    Bring quarters and check out the macabre games

    Lauren Olson · June 14, 2014
  • Ana M.

    Must visit while in sf. Free to walk to play... you can see in 10 minutes or stay to play.

    Ana Montes · May 16, 2014
  • Mariana D.

    ¿Entramos a ese galpón? ¡Sí! Es un arcade vintage divino.

    Mariana Díaz · May 12, 2014
  • Elena S.

    A FUN place for ALL ages!

    Elena Schiller · May 12, 2014
  • Andrew S.

    Try and beat my score of 51040 on Mrs Pacman :)

    Andrew Spear · April 26, 2014
  • Andrew S.

    Street Fighter, Mrs Pacman (table version), Cruisn USA, pinball... This place rocks for an 80s kid!

    Andrew Spear · April 26, 2014
  • Jon M.

    A gem of the wharf. Bring quarters or dollar bills and just have fun. Arm wrestle a mechanical luchador (the same from Princess Diaries) and try to set a high score (AAA).

    Jon McDonald · April 22, 2014
  • Amanda Z.

    Don't miss the English Execution.

    Amanda Z · April 14, 2014
  • Christine B.

    You and your kids can have a lot of fun here on 10 - 15 bucks.

    Christine Baer · March 24, 2014
  • Lindsay E.

    The best fortune telling machine is the one in the back with the zodiac signs and the typewriter. Find the guy in the machine room and have him explain how some of the machines work. Super old school.

    Lindsay Eyink · February 28, 2014
  • Steve O.

    Great old automatons and mechanical-game amusement. Needs a bit of a facelift, but great carnival-style history and hands-on fun.

    Steve Oatney · January 28, 2014
  • Travelivery -.

    Feel like you've gone back in time at this interactive museum.

  • Devon H.

    Bring quarters. Lots of quarters.

    Devon Harper · January 12, 2014
  • Jason B.

    This place is awesome. Old School arcade games. A must visit place when in SF

    Jason Baker · January 9, 2014
  • Anya P.

    You definetely must use old photobooth!

    Anya Pogosova · January 6, 2014
  • Vladimir V.

    Superb and a lot of fun.

    Vladimir Vitvitskiy · December 1, 2013
  • Peter M.

    Amazing nostalgia and historical perspective. Go here, if even for just a quick peek

    Peter Müller · November 16, 2013
  • Carlos A.

    Bring a lot of quarters

    Carlos Alvarez · November 2, 2013
  • Brad D.

    Make sure you have tons of quarters and dimes for these classic arcade games. I suggest arm wrestling - but don't go straight for the most difficult setting unless you want to break your arm.

    Brad D · October 13, 2013
  • Ted L.

    Skeeball in the back left corner! Bonus points if you hit the 100 point hole.

    Ted Lee · September 8, 2013
  • Thiago P.

    Sunset Riders. 👍👍

    Thiago Pradi · August 27, 2013
  • Andy A.

    Spy Hunter & Pole Position here

    Andy A · August 16, 2013
  • Aari L.

    It's a history museum your kids will think you're a god for taking them to.

    Aari Ludvigsen · August 5, 2013

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