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Toy Soldier Factory

1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
+353 26 40342
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Very welcoming and the Waterloo exhibit and short film were excellent. Staff very helpful and lots... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard J
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This place is awesome

I was so surprised to go in and take a tour of this place. They have a diorama of the waterloo that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe. ADMISSION €3 per person – children under 10 years are free "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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Ireland
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+353 26 40342
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very welcoming and the Waterloo exhibit and short film were excellent. Staff very helpful and lots to different models to see - allow about 1hr for a really good look round if your all grownups.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so surprised to go in and take a tour of this place. They have a diorama of the waterloo that would knock your socks off. To hear the history of how he accomplished it was amazing. We did get to see them make...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by chance looking for stuff to do in & around Macroom. Loved our visit here. The lady behind the counter was lovely, great with the kids & explained everything simply, so they would understand. €3 admission fee for adults is very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! Will be recvommending this place to friends & family. Well sign posted & staff were so friendly & accommodating. We stuck with Halloween 🎃👻 theme, but, there is so much to choose from. Suits children of all ages!

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

I had heard about the battle of Waterloo but knew very little about it until I visited the toy soldier factory. What a great exhibit they have. And a fantastic video. Suitable for kids as the graphics are so good. The soldiers are beautiful- such...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We made this stop strictly by the roadside sign and what a great idea it was. We received a warm welcome and informative demonstration of how they cast pewter figurines. You can tour the facility and see the whole process from start to finish. They...More

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Mary M, Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you all enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you all soon.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. We arrived quite late in the day yesterday but the lady could not have been more nice or helpful. She showed the kids a demonstration then they got to paint a fairy door and a bunny for our boy and fairy...More

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Mary M, Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Aww thank you for this lovely review. We delighted you all enjoy your visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Someone had told us about this hidden gem, so we made sure to plan our drive so we'd pass through the tiny Macroom just so we could stop. (Very easy to do if you're heading between Cork and Killarney!) So worth it! The shop is...More

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Mary M, Manager at Toy Soldier Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review.. We delighted you all enjoyed your visit and our popular Paint & Make workshops. We hope to see you all soon.

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WinterTraveler2014
10 September 2016|
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Response from jennawilliams1975 | Reviewed this property |
Got no ideal, but it was pretty out there so I'm not sure about public transport.
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sancleary
25 June 2016|
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Response from MichaelOBrien2014 | Property representative |
The workshops vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour but you can spend as much time in the factory visitor center or exhibit hall as you like (opening times allowing of course). It is advised to come at least 1 hour before closing... More
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