Vintage Penny Machine Locations
Abbey House Museum
Includes several Edwardian coin operated wall machines and working models. Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EHm
Founded by Peter Schneider, the collection contains 1500 coin-op machines from 1870 to 2007. As the museum is not big enough to show them all at the same time, the exhibits rotate and returning visitors will enjoy new machines every visit.
Open by appointment only!
5912 GS Venlo,
Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre
The 'novelty-orium' opened September, 2019, in the free interactive exhibition area, comprising 22 fun vintage machines and novelty amusements dating from the early 1900s - 1940s. Games include working models, a beach-themed Carousel, a Gypsy Fortune, Bullion and Shoot. The machines can be played for £2 for ten tokens.
Anderton Boat Lift, Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW
Black Country Living Museum
There's a small traditional funfair on the Black Country Living Museum grounds, with a vintage amusement arcade. Black Country Living Museum Trust, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
Bones Lane Museum
A working penny arcade with 20 coin operated machines that can be played. Watch and listen to the unique carousel or have your fortune told by Madame Battlebridge.
Some of the late Joe Pettitt's choice coin-op automata at the Bridgebarn antique shop, Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge SS11 7RE
Bursledon Brickworks Museum
A developing project, at present over 25 vintage machines working on old pennies. Human Analyst, Jigsaw, TuckShop, Waltons Twins. Bursledon Brickworks, Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB. Tel: 01489 576248
A range of classic gaming machinery, some over a century old, can be played using old pennies. Located in Bygone Two, Grove Mill, The Green, Eccleston, North Chorley, PR7 5TZ
See What the Butler Saw, challenge your friends and family to a game of football or pinball, have your fortune told. When you've finished playing on the vintage amusements, wander through the fantasy world of miniature mechanical displays. Press the buttons to bring each scene to life - iconic sights of the world, ski village, fairground, circus and castle on the mountain. Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 4PR
Carousel Old Time Machines
An interesting collection of vintage amusements converted to decimal currency. Open all season when the landmark Brighton seafront Golden Gallopers carousel is running.
Cheddar Crazy Golf
This attraction includes a small vintage amusement arcade. Open every day from Easter or last week in March - whichever is earlier - until the end of September from 11am with last entry at 5.30pm, later in high season. 7, Queens Row, The Cliffs, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QE
Play with the unique collection of 50 vintage coin-operated amusement machines, perfect your pinball skills, and even find out your fortune. Celebrating the history of Newcastle’s much-loved Hoppings fair. Open 03/06/17 to 01/10/17 at Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
Drayton Manor Park
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.
Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW
Fairground Heritage Centre
Tokens can be purchased at reception for machines in the Traditional Fun Fair Gallery. The vintage arcade games use modern coins, from 1p to £1 per play and there are lots of traditional slot machines which operate on 1p & 2p coins. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon PL16 0AT
German Automata Museum
The museum contains around 1,800 coin--operated exibits incorporating the Gauselmann and Jean-Claude Baudot collections and is located at the Gauselmann Group's Castle Benkhausen, 1, Espelkamp 32339. Germany.
Haynes International Motor Museum
Five vehicle related vintage machines,incl a Marathon Cycle Race, on new money. Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH
House on the Hill Toy Museum
There are a number of old machines in the toy museum that you can play. Stansted, Essex. CM24 8SP. Tel 01279 813237
Merrivale Model Village
Merrivale Model Village Railway and Gardens incorporates the Old Penny Arcade with a good selection of well maintained vintage slot machines. Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29
A part of Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, laid out as "Milestones Pier". Various vintage and less vintage machines available to play for ten old pennies a £1.
Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
London arcade of amazing and amusing handmade coin-operated amusement machines built by Tim Hunkin. 1a Princeton St., London, WC1R 4AX
Paris Pinball Museum
Paris-based museum of pinballs, bingos, jukeboxes, slot machines and arcade games. Visits by appointment.
Australia's largest working museum of mechanical slot machines and fairground memorabilia, in the historical Port Douglas Shire Hall. An eclectic mix of over 70 rare machines, each originally part of an Australian funfair or amusement palace, including 'What The Butler Saw ', Scientific Palmistry, Automata, Peepshow Viewers & Mutoscopes, Fortune Tellers, Allwin/Wineasy Games, Love Testers, Strength Testers, Coin Flickers, Claw Machines, Destiny Predictors etc. Entrance fee includes old pennies to play.
Percivals Old Amusement Arcade
Arcade includes machines from the 1900s to the 1970s, from one arm bandits to allwin machines, and electro mechanical and pinball machines.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, Lifton, Devon PL16 0AT
Rye Heritage Centre
Steve Maxted presents one of the best public exhibitions of working models in the country. There are also some amusement machines and fortune tellers. Rye Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7AY. Tel: +44 (0) 1797 226696
Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
About twenty arcade pieces, mainly working models and fortune tellers, on decimal currency, situated in boathouse 7, next to the café. (Public admission to the dockyard is free, if you insist). Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ
Sands Mechanical Museum
Lynne and Michael Sands museum of remarkable machines at: 1652 Kennewick Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94087 USA
Scarborough Fair Collection
Around a dozen allwins, working models, cranes, a merchandiser etc. Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y011 3NU
Fifteen or more vintage machines converted to run on today's coinage. Palmist, racing games, working models etc. Free admission to the machine/café area. Civic Centre, Havelock Road, Southampton, SO14 7FY
STEAM Museum of the GWR
Amusements you would find when you took the train to Weston-super-mare. Ten vintage machines on 20p, with a 1932 Nestles chocolate vending scales on the station platform.
Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, SN2 2EY
Swallow Amusement Machines
On the Esplanade of a sandy beach, this amusement arcade offers a collection of older games, fruit machines plus some modern games in a working museum. Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN
Free admission to this bijou seafront Purbeck exhibition. An original 1896 model B clamshell Mutoscope with Victorian reel and an Ahrens Cathederal viewer with stereocards, both giving delight to admirers of the well turned ladies ankle. The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ
Teddy Bear Museum
Original Sooty Band on 20p. Eastgate, corner of High East St. & Salisbury St, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JU. Tel. 01305 266040
Describes itself as the world's largest museum of jukeboxes, pinballs and coin operated entertainment machines displaying about 700 items from between 1890 to 2018. Terra Technica is in Excalibur City, Chvalovice - Hatě 195, CZ 66902 Znojmo, the Czech Republic.
Trago – Newton Abbot
Includes a small vintage amusement arcade. Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6JD
Under the Pier Show
Tim Hunkin's Under the Pier Show is an arcade full of Tim's handmade slot machines and simulator rides. Also a brief history of amusement arcades. Southwold Pier, Southwold, Suffolk. Tel: 01502 7221055
V&A Museum of Childhood
A few coin-op automata are on display at the
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
Family attraction includes mechanical music and antique pier machines.
Watermouth Castle, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SL
Weesper Automatic Cabinet
Jelle Zijlman's slot machine museum on the outskirts of Amsterdam contains many rare British, European and American machines. Open by appointment to groups only.
Fine collection of classic arcade games. Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1PR