Prince August Toy Soldier Factory & Visitor Centre
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Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Come and visit the Toy Soldier Factory. Learn about the history of the ‘Prince August’ brand. A live casting demonstrations is given every half an hour in how to cast a metal Toy Soldier. This unique experience is not-to-be missed!
What to expect when you visit the Toy Soldier Factory. Watch a live casting demonstrations every half an hour in how to cast a metal Toy Soldier! Learn about the history of the ‘Prince August’ brand. There's no fake machinery or actors - it's a REAL working factory, with real workers and real processes.
See the mould maker making the moulds, watch in amazement at the painters painting the figures. One of the only places in the world to see Tin Soldiers being cast the same way that they have been since the 17th Century. Watch closely as a Tin Soldier is cast right before your eyes. It’s not just a factory but also a visitor center that allows the child inside each person to unleash its creative spirit.
A visit is a must! new for 2015: World’s largest Model Battle Scene of the ‘Battle of Waterloo’. We are extremely excited to display this enormous battle scene which totals 26 x 13 feet (8x4 Metres) in size. It houses, 15,000 hand cast and hand painted model soldiers, all from the Prince August Hobby Casting mould range. It was created by one man named Andre Rudolf, who only in his early 30s completed the masterpiece over an 8 year period.
On the 18th of June 2015 it will commemorate the 200 years since the monumental ‘Battle of Waterloo’. A unique and not-to-be missed event right at your doorstep!
Prince August Toy Soldier Factory is one of Ireland's best hidden secrets situated between Killarney town and Cork City on the N22 main road, only a short distance from Macroom Town