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The Musée Mécanique is a collection of penny arcade games and related artifacts located in San Francisco, California.

The museum contains one of the world's largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. Many exhibits are over 100 years old. It is presently located at Pier 45 in the Fisherman's Wharf tourist area. Prior to 2002, it was housed in the lower level of the Cliff House restaurant at Ocean Beach. For a time in between, the entire collection was in storage without the possibility of public viewing.

Several well-known attractions include Laffing Sal (who greets visitors as they enter), "Susie the Can-Can Dancer", and the "Carnival". The collection was created by Edward Galland Zelinsky, whose son, Dan Zelinsky, operates and maintains the collection. The museum also includes a small video game arcade with games of more recent vintage.

Entrance is free, and most exhibits cost $0.25 or $0.50 to operate.

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Coordinates: 37°48′33″N 122°25′01″W / 37.809252°N 122.416862°W / 37.809252; -122.416862








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