Toy Soldier Factory
Visitor Centres • Lessons & Workshops • Factory Outlets
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
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Come and see the ONLY Toy Soldier Factory in Europe. Join in our “ We Make & You Paint Workshops" we will cast a figure and you can paint it. Suitable for kids 7+ and adults of all ages. Book your place in our huge workshop area. Our showroom is full of a lot more than just toy soldiers i.e. we also have the largest range of Lord of the Rings miniatures, connoisseur chess sets, fairies, fridge magnets, Christmas, Halloween and Easter decorations and our famous Irish Heroes, Michael Collins, Padraig Pearse, etc... Open Monday to Saturday. Christmas Holidays: Closing Dec 21st and Reopening Jan 3rd.
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jaimebrownlie
Canberra, Australia21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This is my second time visiting. This time I took my son with me who thought it was amazing. It was great to see the Waterloo display especially after visiting Paris and hearing all about the Napoleonic period. It will be a shame when it goes back to Germany but hopefully they have new displays organised. If you take young boys expect to end up buying a casting kit and bunch of moulds.

If you are travelling from anywhere other then Killarney or Cork don’t trust google maps, it will take you through all the little back roads unnecessarily. I would suggest getting to Killarney or Cork then use google maps.
Written 16 January 2020
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Deirdre C
6 contributions
Oct 2019
My husband and I and our two boys spent a very enjoyable afternoon making and painting models and viewing the Waterloo exhibit.
We all loved it and even bought some kits to bring some of the fun home.
Couldn't recommend it highly enough for people of all ages.
Written 29 October 2019
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Mary M
Ahh! Deirdre thank you so much for your lovely review. Its comments and 5-star reviews like yours that make it a joy to work here. Our Make & Paint workshops have become very popular. Happy casting and painting at home. Hope to see you all soon
Written 19 December 2019
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Kerry M
4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We saw the signs and stopped in on a whim. After driving for a while on tiny backgrounds, we pulled in and my husband says, “I know this place!” If you’re into miniature soldiers, war gaming, etc. then you’ll love this place. We were able to make our own leprechaun miniatures, including assembling the molds, pouring the metal, and painting them. Mine is hideous, but I’m a terrible painter. So we left with two Irish souvenirs that we made with our own hands to commemorate an experience on our trip, Better than some imported googah any day. If you can’t stand to look at your monstrosity. You can also purchase a nice version created by the painters there.
Written 10 October 2019
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Mary M
Hi Kerry, thank you for your 5-star review. We're over the moon you both enjoyed making and painting your very own leprechauns. The leprechaun workshop is quite new and it's great to get positive feedback. Enjoy your Irish souvenirs and we hope to see you on your next visit to Ireland.
Written 19 December 2019
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liambF1198YH
Cork, Ireland15 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Visited with family who were on holiday from Australia. We got to meet many of the team, with our host Mary being ever so charming and delightful, showing us around the factory, and giving us its history since 1976. We were treated to casting demonstrations, and the factory shop also has a wonderful array of goods including casting kits for beginners and experts, pewter mugs and hip flasks, and beautifully finished chess sets.

Our highlight was the Battle of Waterloo exhibition which was on show during our visit (due to leave in November so catch it while you can). Just shows the creativity that a skilled modeler can create from what comes out of this facility.

Will certainly be bringing more guests here, highly recommended.

Written 24 September 2019
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Mary M
Hi Liam, thank you for your 5star rating. It's great to get positive reviews, it means we are doing something right. Customer service is so important to us. We're delighted you enjoy the "Battle of Waterloo" exhibit. It's amazing to see peoples jaw drop when they see the size of the diorama. Hope to see you on your next visit to Ireland.
Written 19 December 2019
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Jim Duffy
1 contribution
Sep 2019
We recommend this place to anyone traveling to Ireland. The cost is reasonable and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Written 24 September 2019
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sassypat
london26 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited with my children aged 10 and 7. Both made and painted a small item for €12 each. There is the option to paint a pre cast item for less. My daughter chose a cat and my son opted for a skull. The lady who showed us what to do was very patient and explained in detail what they needed to do. We also paid €3 each (children free) to see the temporary Battle of Waterloo exhibition which was incredible! We all really enjoyed ourselves and the children were delighted with what they made. If I lived nearby I would definitely avail of the option to do a children’s party. The shop is also well stocked and we spent a small fortune on bits and pieces. All in all a really nice morning!
Written 30 August 2019
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Mary M
Hi Sassypat.. thank you so much for your lovely review on our workshops and "Battle of Waterloo" exhibit. We pride our selves in giving our customers the best experience possible. We hope to see you all soon.
Written 19 December 2019
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PipCork
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
An interesting & different little place, worth a quick visit if passing. I really think the staff should advise on the price of the models the children choose as I got quite a land when I was charged €34 for the werebat & baby bunny, seriously !!! For this reason I certainly would not return, found this to be a bit of a rip off to be honest..
Written 16 August 2019
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Mary M
Hi Pipcork.. thank you for your comments It's with reviews like this we learn.. but just to let you know all our prices are on display for our customers to see. The Werbat is one of the largest figures on our workshop list plus you get an extra hour for painting due to its size. our figures are not made of cheap plastic but of real metal and metal is expensive. The Werebat workshop is very new but its one of our best-selling workshop this year with the older children. We hope this does not stop you for visiting us again. You can also book online and pick the models your children want to make and paint..When booking online you also get 10% disocunt.
Written 19 December 2019
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Charlotte G
County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This is our second time to visit here it never disaapoints the staff are amazing with the kids no rushing my lil boy loved it the battle of waterloo is absolutely brillant
Written 11 August 2019
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Mary M
Hi Charlott, thank you so much for your 5-star rating. We pride ourselves in getting reviews like this one. Over the moon, you enjoy your visit and the "Battle of Waterloo" exhibit. Hope to see you all very soon.
Written 19 December 2019
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John M
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Visited without making a booking and got to do a make and paint session. The kids got to choose their mould from a set of about 20 and after making their cast from molten metal, they painted them to their own designs. Great day out and open 7 days a week which is great.
Written 6 August 2019
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Mary M
Hi John, Ahh thank you so much for the lovely review.. we pride ourself in customer service and it's great to see a 5-star rating. Our workshops are the highlight of customers visits and if you book online you save 10% . Thanks again for your nice comments and the time to write it. We hope to see you all very soon.
Written 19 December 2019
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Trudy
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Friends
Such fun. We are a party of 4 adults and we had a wonderful time. The staff took time to explain the best configuration for us to be able to make everything at home. They are the nicest, most professional people. It is must stop. Great for kids, families, teens and in our case kids of all ages! I hope to have beautiful fairies soon. Thanks ladies for a great experience!
Written 2 August 2019
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Mary M
Hi Roootrew, thank you so much for your lovely review. Its times like this that I love my job. Customer service is so important to us and it's great to get a 5-star rating review. The biggest kids we have are adult men. "Boys with their Toys"
Written 19 December 2019
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