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There's no substitute for the real thing. Here are some places in Britain where you can see and play old slot machines. Click on the titles or logos for more details. Do check before making a long trip - these attractions tend to come and go. Are there more? Please let us know via the Postbox or email the Archive.

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A great variety of vintage machines at Mechanical Memories Museum operated by Jerry Chattenton.

250c Kings Road Arches
Lower Promenade
Brighton, East Sussex


A large collection of old machines in the "Edwardian Penny Arcade" at Wookey Hole Caves. Visitors can play them with pre-decimalisation pennies available at the kiosk.
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Old Penny Memories
Old Penny Memories Museum houses a unique and working collection of antique slot machines spanning almost a century.

Promenades Shopping Centre,
YO15 2DX.
Tel. 07742 658059


Just a few coin-op automata at Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.

Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA

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Some of Joe Pettitt's choice coin-op automata can be seen at his antique shop.


Drayton Manor family theme park owned by the Bryans' family includes a small museum (within the zoo area) featuring slot machines plus original tools and machining equipment from the old Bryans Works. Telephone to make sure the museum is open before making a trip.

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Watermouth Castle
Playing the old slot machines is just one of the entertainments at this family attraction.


Carters wonderful traditional steam-powered fair touring around the London area, includes the largest old travelling penny machine arcade.
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There's a small traditional funfair on the Black Country Living Museumgrounds with a vintage amusement arcade.


Beside the Seaside at Bridlington


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House On The Hill Toy Museum
Stansted, Essex. CM24 8SP
Tel 01279 813237

There are a number of old machines in the toy museum that you can play.



A small penny arcade is included among the attractions at Buckleys Yesterday's World.


Peter Williamson, former proprietor of the popular Williamson's Traditional Fair at Wroxham Barns acquired Merrivale Model Village Railway and Gardens in 2004 which now incorporates the old penny arcade with about 60 machines.

Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
Great Britain.


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Several working models by Bolland and Kraft at York Castle Museum.


Trago Mills

Tel 01626 821111

Numerous family attractions at this shopping center and leisure park, including an Edwardian Penny Arcade.


Visit Museum of Amusements
Cheshire Workshops, Burwardsley, Nr Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PF.
Tel: 01829 770401.

Arcade open weekends only or by appointment; center open all week 10.00am-5.00pm. Free Admission & Car parking.

The Old-Time Penny Arcade on the ground floor of this former candle factory (now gift and candle-making activity center) operated by Darren Hesketh includes wall machines, working models, fortune tellers and more, combining all the excitement of gambling with er... candle making.

Penny arcade Working models Allwins

Penny in the Slot Arcade featuring Vintage Slot Machines on the recently renovated Southport Pleasure Pier, the oldest iron pleasure pier in existence.
Before visiting, please confirm the opening times.
Tel: +44 (0)151 934 2446 Email: the piermaster


Marine Villas, Swanage Pier

Catch the steam train to Swanage and play the old machines on the pier. When we visited there were 14 here, several out of order and in need of attention.

The Pier is normally open during the summer months (April - October) from 8am (7am Bank Hols).
Closed approx. 1 hour before dusk.

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