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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.


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