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Mechanical Memories Museum

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Address: 250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
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+44 1273 608620
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Old Time Penny Arcade - a working museum of vintage coin-operated amusement...

Old Time Penny Arcade - a working museum of vintage coin-operated amusement machines.

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A blast from the past that modern kids seem to love as much as ever

hard to find under the beach arches but worth the trip. a chance to step back to when slot machines spun,and clanged without electric power. The owner is one of the UK's leading... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
coppinpr
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east sussex
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east sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

hard to find under the beach arches but worth the trip. a chance to step back to when slot machines spun,and clanged without electric power. The owner is one of the UK's leading experts on vintage slot machines and will ex plane the workings and even show you the machines intricate mechanics . Not open every day in the winter

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an old penny arcade as remembered by us older people. You buy old pennies to use the machines. Deja vu!

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1 Thank gardens73
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Brighton for the bank holiday weekend as you can imagine it was very busy. We came across this little arcade and played a few of the 20p machines and soon realised that you needed to exchange to old money to play the rest. By this point I was already taking photos of the vintage machines heading back towards... More 

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4 Thank Jadedaisy
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is situated in one of the shops under the road facing onto the beach.Nothing really special and no information about the machines,but it is free.

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1 Thank wingate
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

this is where all the old arcade or PENNY machines end up and great nostalgic visit and enjoyment for young and old friendly helpful attendant as well don't miss it

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous old victorian penny arcade with you able to exchange into old money. Facinating treasure in the silicon valley seafront that Brighton has become. Small and bijou but certainly worth a visit. Near cafes and on the beach.

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1 Thank Ultimate007
Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

What a fantastic place. A great selection of historic penny machines - and yes! you can win prizes! It's not difficult to find - just walk down the last long ramp heading towards the Palace Pier from the West. The photos at the top of the page will help yu to find it easily - and to make sure you... More 

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2 Thank DavidBrianJones
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Lovely piece of history ,worth popping in ! Being born late 60's I remember some of these machines ,and the nice low prices to play them! And not an LED anywhere ! Would like to see a bigger choice but expect these are hard to come by these days . Beats the piers amusements and you don't leave feeling ripped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This place sounds great but it's not worth the trip. Half of the machines were out of order, once you'd brought the old Victorian coins to work the machines, I found it rather misleading that there were lots of machines that you didn't need Victorian coins for, just 20 p coins and 50p coins and you never won any prizes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Having spent a fortune in the arcade further along the lower promenade trying to win my grand daughter a Frozen character (unsuccessfully) we stumbled into this lovely old penny arcade. It is only small, and it is a far cry from the buzz of the pier and the constant electronic noise of gaming machines. For just £2 you purchase 20... More 

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