• Museum or Interpretation Centre

Nothing to do with the game! Renato Monopoli, fascinated by all kind of automatons (singing, moving, surprising...) started gathering them. Preferring to share these incredible pieces with a wider audience, he opened a museum in the province of Namur. This fully working collection, featuring mechanical pianos and horse-drawn vehicles, is quite unique in Belgium

A glimpse of the collections

Along the years and his passions, Renato Monopoli found quite incredible gems: showcase automatons for shop windows made between 1850 and 1950, meant to catch the passers-by's attention, a wide range of musical instruments such as mechanical pianos, street organs, music boxes, orchestrions...

Also featured in the collections are 19th century carriages, 50 handmade boat scale models, a impressive collection of pipes and vintage amusement games used to be found in cafés.

Practical information

Opening times

March 1st to October 31st, by appointment only.
Also open in September for Heritage Days.


COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.


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