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A blast from the past that modern kids seem to love as much as ever

hard to find under the beach arches but worth the trip. a chance to step back to when slot machines... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
east sussex
Brilliant brilliant brilliant

I love it here! I found it accidentally while out with a friend trying to do a "tourist" day on the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Old Time Penny Arcade - a working museum of vintage coin-operated amusement machines.
250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
+44 1273 608620
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I love it here! I found it accidentally while out with a friend trying to do a "tourist" day on the beach - rediscovering the pier, carousel etc. Having lived in Brighton for 10 years before this I'd probably walked past so many times! What...More

1  Thank kesykes
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place when we came out the restaurant next door and glad we did. It was so nice to see the old games and you can play on them which is really cool. It's amazing to see how arcade games have changed, its...More

1  Thank Suzy K
Reviewed 27 February 2017

hard to find under the beach arches but worth the trip. a chance to step back to when slot machines spun,and clanged without electric power. The owner is one of the UK's leading experts on vintage slot machines and will ex plane the workings and...More

2  Thank coppinpr
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an old penny arcade as remembered by us older people. You buy old pennies to use the machines. Deja vu!

1  Thank gardens73
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Brighton for the bank holiday weekend as you can imagine it was very busy. We came across this little arcade and played a few of the 20p machines and soon realised that you needed to exchange to old money to play the rest....More

5  Thank Jadedaisy
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is situated in one of the shops under the road facing onto the beach.Nothing really special and no information about the machines,but it is free.

2  Thank wingate
Reviewed 20 August 2016

this is where all the old arcade or PENNY machines end up and great nostalgic visit and enjoyment for young and old friendly helpful attendant as well don't miss it

2  Thank michael w
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous old victorian penny arcade with you able to exchange into old money. Facinating treasure in the silicon valley seafront that Brighton has become. Small and bijou but certainly worth a visit. Near cafes and on the beach.

1  Thank Ultimate007
Reviewed 21 May 2016

What a fantastic place. A great selection of historic penny machines - and yes! you can win prizes! It's not difficult to find - just walk down the last long ramp heading towards the Palace Pier from the West. The photos at the top of...More

3  Thank DavidBrianJones
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Lovely piece of history ,worth popping in ! Being born late 60's I remember some of these machines ,and the nice low prices to play them! And not an LED anywhere ! Would like to see a bigger choice but expect these are hard to...More

3  Thank Robert H
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Claire T
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Response from coppinpr | Reviewed this property |
all the machines are antique and run on pre decimal 1D coins