• Animation for children on Wednesday morning

    Guided tour and manual workshop for children, at 10.00am, in french.

    After the visit, children can make a cardboard jumping jack and take it home !

    Parents are also welcome during the animation.

    Average time : 2 hours
    For children from 4 to 7.

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  • Shop windows of the museum

    Around the museum some shop windows come to life, all you have to do is press the buttons and the automatic puppets start moving.

    Now showing : back to school in the 19th century, and the Crow and the Fox...

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  • A new scene in the museum !

    Work in progress in the museum on a new scene about a fantasy movie related to Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glass...

    About 12 characters (technicians, director, actors...) are already in the dressing rooms and in the set. We will add a few more automatic puppets soon...

    Come and discover the scene this summer !

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Welcome to the Automatons Museum !

Discover a collection of 250 automatic puppets, all of them moving and made in the museum workshop...

7 rooms, 20 animated scenes in tribute to our heritage and tradition, for all ages !


Captain Nemo's Nautilus - "20000 leagues under the sea"

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