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Prince August Toy Soldier Factory

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Address: 1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 26 40222
10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our...

Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe.

Free admission to our visitor center and factory.

"Make & Paint Workshops" try your hand at casting a figure and painting it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages.

Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. the Worlds Largest Model Battle Scene which houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted figures, 8 x 4 meters in size, of the Battle at Waterloo completed by just one customer Andre Rudolf and it took him 8 years to finish, we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings Miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas Decoration and our infamous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, e.t.c.

Coach tours are welcome if pre-booked. Open 7 days a week.

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Excellent Hands on Fun and Educational

Visited with our two girls aged 11 and 12 years old who cast and painted a Fairy and a Ballerina. They loved it. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. Very reasonably priced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with our two girls aged 11 and 12 years old who cast and painted a Fairy and a Ballerina. They loved it. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. Very reasonably priced. Discounts for morning bookings and booking on line when we visited. Bought a casting kit for girls to do more figures at home (you can do it... More 

Thank BKR_12
Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our trip to the toy factory. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We were staying in Macroom for a few days and the hotel staff recommended a trip to the factory would be a good way to spend a wet afternoon and we weren't disappointed

Thank gaillimh3
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently there are literally thousands of people a week at this place in the summer period-we literally had the place to ourselves. Result! Located in the middle of nowhere, this place is well worth a visit with children. You can cast and then paint your own models and then get a feel for how much effort goes into a single... More 

Thank MickC07
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting place for kids or model enthusiasts, kids done some painting of a fairy door, they were happy enough. They cater for kids party's. Dont think we would do this however. Friendly staff. They say there is a cafe but that's s joke, it's a pod coffee machine with a few sweets, as basic as it gets.

Thank jeffalfie
San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this factory by accident but had such an enjoyable time. Mary greeted us and was so friendly and informative. She showed us how easy it is to make our own metal ornaments so we bought a kit for home. Lucky for us she wasn't very busy when we got there and she spent a lot of time... More 

Thank Bonnie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this neat place while looking for a bathroom. Mary, at the front showed us a demonstration of how you can make ornaments (or soldiers, whatever your preference) and we were sold! Very kind staff and quality goods.

Thank angelamckaskle
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Was on way from Cork to Killarney and stopped at the toy factory. 14 year old nephew took the 1 hour course on how to make toy soldiers and thoughly enjoyed it. If your into crafts or collecting toy its a good stop for adults too.

Thank Eugene J
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun stop to visit and see all the detail that goes into making these special little things. We were impressed with how they paint them all with such precise vision. Many treasures to enjoy.

Thank loonalaska
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Eileen was fantastic as a host. She showed us a demo of how to make a model. We also watched her as she showed a young boy how to make it and paint it. Its a nice place to stop and visit, especially with children.

Thank ldavey58
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just amazing place. The exhibition, the work shop for the kids. Lovely place with great staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Pedro N

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