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Address: 250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
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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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reminds you of your pre-decimal childhood.

What great fun, reminds you of your childhood, all the old penny machines from the past that you can have a go on brilliant.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2012
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

What great fun, reminds you of your childhood, all the old penny machines from the past that you can have a go on brilliant.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

I went last summer as I love arcades & have travelled all over the UK as well as being sure to check out places when I go for Europe weekend breaks. I was taking a couple of photos when the manager aggressively told me to "Pay up, or get out". I asked why, to which he replied "If you're not... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Hello I came here twice over the weekend we were staying and had great fun, my 3 children aged 2,4 and 15 and me 36 and my wife (i shan't say) all had fun and there were all types of games, shooting, skill, gambling, fortune and prize for the kids. There were a few games to use with normal money... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

Absolutel waste of time. The slots have been converted to 5 and 10p play. some of the machines are jammed. there are only about 20 machines in an unmanned room. such a shame. this could have been made into a fabulous attraction with a bit of attention to detail.

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5 Thank kimHavant
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

I always take visiting friends down here. Easy to miss, but definitely keep an eye out. More fun for less money than in the usual arcades on the pier, and certainly more unique - I've not seen old machines like these anywhere else.

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Thank LianneDM
Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

My friend liked it. I didn't. I had a headache so it was probably the wrong day to go; everyone else seemed to enjoy it.

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Thank Gemeos
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I love this place its like stepping back in time, it fun and quirky and a must see if in brighton. The arcade has a great collection of the early penny slot machines that would have graced the arcades decades before there were flashing fruit machines and expensive video games.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

It's just fun for kids to see what their parents did! You exchange money for old pennies and just use the slot machines.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

A trip back to my youth. But don't try the electrocution machine after swimming in salt water. Ouch....

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Brierfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Really enjoyed reminiscing with these old games and showing our 5 year son....who loved them as much as todays slots.

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Thank Jeanette O

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