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Mechanical Memories Museum

250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
+44 1273 608620
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This place sounds great but it's not worth the trip. Half of the machines were out of order, once... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nostalgia under the Arches

Having spent a fortune in the arcade further along the lower promenade trying to win my grand... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Old Time Penny Arcade - a working museum of vintage coin-operated amusement machines.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
+44 1273 608620
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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...More

1  Thank lol015
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...More

4  Thank MrsMichy
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Classic old games, for 2£ you can have loads of fun. If you like classics and history you should definitely visit. Brighton is well known for is arcade games, and to see what they played with back in the day will give you a new...More

2  Thank Claartje V
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I take my grandchildren to Brighton often and we always come here. Great little bit of history and the kids really enjoy it. Excellent value for money hence the rating score.

2  Thank CG05
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We had a great time. We converted £2 into 20 old coins to use on the machines. Folks in olden times clearly had better reaction times than we did because we didn't do well on the games but we had a lot of fun trying...More

3  Thank alan20140917
Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Only just got around to this but felt I should review as I visit every year when in Brighton. Firstly I have to say there are a couple of silly reviews on here. The owner is always friendly but wont suffer fools...and by that I...More

5  Thank Goodgirl10
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is aour favourite place to vidit in Brighton, A real feel-good place, with memories of the traditional seaside holiday, and family fun for the little ones who discover these lovely machines for the first time. We come ecery year and it gets better an...More

5  Thank DavidBrianJones
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The owner of the place gave my mother abuse today. She was using coins purchased last year.He said she didn't buy them from his place, he ripped them out of her hand and told her get out! My son was with her at this time...More

12  Thank aguitt
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This really must be my favourite attraction in Brighton. We go every year and it's great putting the old pennies in the machines, which will keep you amused for hours! have been visiting this collection for decades (it used to be in the old Theatre...More

9  Thank DavidBrianJones
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Found this a little disappointing to say the least Had great memories of it as a youngster but it seemed smaller and drearier than I recall - maybe thinking of somewhere else! I love arcades as a general rule but this was just poor.

2  Thank ThaCarter
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Claire T
29 August 2017|
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Response from coppinpr | Reviewed this property |
all the machines are antique and run on pre decimal 1D coins