Making history fun

A visit to the jaw-dropping Exhibit of the famous Battle of Waterloo is a must. It depicts the historic and monumental battle of Waterloo 1815.

Learn how the Irish Commander Duke of Wellington recruited over 30000 Irish men to the British army and how these courageous men fought off the French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte.

The huge Diorama, totalling 26 x 13 feet (8×4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and painted model figures. All figures are from the Prince August range of products and are available in our shop. “Making history fun”
Watch an introduction to the battle on a giant video screen.

Take part in a 40 min workshop suitable for adults and kids!!

1: Choose your figure
2: Cast it
3: Paint it
4: Take it home!!

The visitor centre also has a treasure trove of hand painted figures:

  • Lord of the Rings Characters
  • Fairies
  • Mightiest Dragons
  • Michael Collins Irish Heroes 1916
  • Traditional Toy Soldiers
  • Leprechauns
  • Historical Chess Sets

All available at Factory Prices!!


  • Exhibit of the famous Battle of Waterloo
  • Learn stories about how the Irish Commander Duke recruited 30,000 Irish men to the British army
  • Make and paint a figure
  • Have a look at some of the hand painted figures
  • A range of workshops and events throughout the year

Open Daily Year Round

Monday to Friday: 09:00–17:00
Weekends and Bank Holiday: 10:00–17:00


Admission Rates 2019

Adult: €3
Child (under 10): Free
Workshops: from €5 before 11:30

10% discount for booking online

Useful Information

Gift shop on-site as well as Picnic Area, Coffee Dock, Tuck Shop

Free parking for cars, coaches and jaunting cars

Getting There

Halfway between Cork and Killarney. 
40min drive from either. 
Well signposted on N22. More information on their website – ‘How to find us’ page

Map Location: 51.900673, -9.082187
Contact Toy Soldier Factory

Kilnamartyra Village
, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: P12 FN79
T: +353 (0)26 40342
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