On our first floor we host one of the UK’s largest collections of working antique models and novelty games from the piers and amusement arcades of the British seaside.
The collection comprises over 30 lovingly restored, fully operational machines from the early 1900’s to 1960, and includes the famous Sidney Knows fortune teller, The Laughing Sailor, and The Haunted Churchyard.
The collection is supplemented with nostalgic, coin operated machines such as What The Butler Saw, Davy Jones’ Locker, Cupid’s Love Letters and other novelty games.
Why the “Penny Arcade”?
All the machines are operated with the pre – decimal Old English penny that ceased circulation in 1971. Luckily, we have a large supply of these Old Pennies in the Centre which can be purchased to play on the machines.
The appeal of the arcade is universal – relive your youth, enjoy the vintage experience, or while away an afternoon entertaining the children!
Free to view, Old Pennies available to purchase