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Toy Soldier Factory & Visitor Centre
Macroom, Co. Cork
Visit Ireland and Europe’s only Toy Soldier Factory. The family owned business was established in 1976 and is situated in the small village of Kilnamartyra, County Cork.

The Toy Soldier Factory offer free admission and is 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. It is a working factory where you can watch real workers and real processes. They have casting demonstrations of figures for visitors and you can watch as the painters paint the figures.

The factory offers We Make and You Paint It workshops. Choose a character or mould and the staff will cast the figure right before your eyes. These workshops are can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Visitors may find themselves unleashing creativity they may not have realised they had.

Workshops available include fairies, ballerina, toy soldiers, monsters, elves, bunnies and seasonal ornaments.

Their gift shop is filled with hand-painted soldiers and themed chess sets as well as fantasy creatures and even jolly little leprechauns. All figurines are hand-painted at the factory.

Tips from locals

Get those little fingers creative and away from the devices.

Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Hidden gem
Free car parking
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Contact details
1 Kilnamartyra, Caherdaha, Macroom P12 FN79, Co. Cork, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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