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I was rather imagining this to be full of rather creepy individual automata and to a degree this was the case but I actually came away with an interest in the history of shop window dressing in the grand department stores. It must have been...More
Visited the museum as something I thought our children would find entertaining and reminiscent of fenwicks Christmas window in Newcastle upon Tyne. And I was not wrong. It was great to see the history and skill involved in making the automatons and the working displays....More
The museum was good but not the type for us. Without the passions for the mécaniques, I was horrified by those automates. My sons, 7 and 3 were not so fun of them neither. The video at the beginning was nearly a horror film...
To be honest I expected cleverer automata and I think kids would be bored. Even Futuroscope comes out well in comparison. But for an adult it's a different view on the bygone age of much anticipated shopping experience in the early to mid 20th century....More
We had come to the town to visit the castle and came here too. This attraction was an unusual one. After a 10 minute film that could have been scary for young ones we went to look at animated shop windows. Some were lovely, others...More
Well its ok if you have your kids in tow, but its too trivial for adults (in my opinion). The clue for who its aimed at is in the introductory film which shows two children exploring a spooky space and coming across a chimp automation....More