Current List of Old Penny Arcades

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Current List of Old Penny Arcades

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Hi

I was trying to come up with a list of currently active old penny arcades. Thought I might visit some next year. Here's the list:

Devon - Dingles heritage - penny arcade
Basingstoke - Milestones museum vintage penny arcade
Brighton - Mechanical memories amusement museum
Wookey Hole - Old penny pier arcade / Victorian penny arcade
Tamworth - Drayton Manor - Bryans works museum -
Dudley - Black country museum - The fairground
Stanstead - House on the hill toy museum - Coin operated amusement machines -
Great Yarmouth - Merrivale model village - old penny arcade
Southport - Pier Pavilion
Rye - Heritage centre - penny arcade
Watermouth - Castle museum
Scarborough - Scarborough fair collection
Southwold Pier - Under the pier show

Weston - Woodspring museum - currently closed, opening 2017
Bridlington - Old penny memory museum - pop up museum, currently closed

All the other ones that pop up on the internet and others that have been mentioned on this site over the years I think are no longer there.

Have I missed any?
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Chorley - Botany Bay
Eccleston - Bygone Times

Both are in Lancashire and run by the same guy
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Bygones in Torquay had some slots. Not been for a while
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Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds. Coin operated wall machines and working models
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Trago Mills penny arcade - Newton Abbot is still going.
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guyblue10 wrote:Southport - Pier Pavilion
Has someone else opened up in Southport since Clive's arcade moved out?
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Nice little blog here about JC's Brighton seafront Mechanical Memories Vintage Amusement Arcade from Ellie & Co. Guide to Secret Brighton.
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H,
With all these arcades still running, are they still making a crust for people operating them? And do the public actually understand them as when I've watched people playing them they always seem to look slightly confused and unsure? Cheers
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I've added the above to the updated list of Locations in the new Archive and removed those that have fallen by the wayside. If you know of others, please post them there.

Does anyone know if Cheddar Crazy Golf has amusement machines again this year?

Another I'm unsure about (having never visited) is Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Does it still house a circa 1884-1915 coin-operated model steam locomotive, a tin-type Mutoscope and an Adelphi Manufacturing Co. Gipsy fortune teller?

Are there still working models by Bolland and Kraft at York Castle Museum?

Any news on Old Penny Memories, Chris?
I'll try to get an update from Clive about his current enterprises.
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