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Mechanical Memories Museum

250c King_s Road Arches, Brighton BN2 1TD, England
+44 1273 608620
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Ranked #38 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Mechanical Memories Museum (formerly the Old Penny Arcade Museum) is a museum because it displays antique machine and gives some description... more »
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The owner of the place gave my mother abuse today. She was using coins purchased last year.He said she didn't buy them from his place, he ripped them out of her hand and told her get out! My son was with her at this time and started crying. We use this place every summer. NEVER AGAIN!

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Bremen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This really must be my favourite attraction in Brighton. We go every year and it's great putting the old pennies in the machines, which will keep you amused for hours! have been visiting this collection for decades (it used to be in the old Theatre on the Palace Pier) Please note the name is incorrect here, as the outdated photo... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Found this a little disappointing to say the least Had great memories of it as a youngster but it seemed smaller and drearier than I recall - maybe thinking of somewhere else! I love arcades as a general rule but this was just poor.

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Stourport, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Not much presence on the web for this place, we asked a could of people where it was (people working locally) and they had not even heard of it, we eventually found it, and found it all a bit of a let down ,not many machines, some didnt work, and no-one there to help, machines tool current money so this... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

good fun nice nostalgia . nice to see things from the past that most people remember. worth a visit for young and old alike.

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West Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I came back here after a 18 year absence. As a boy I remembered the joy of rows and rows of machines and the thrill of changing pound coins into 'Old Money'. Now a days there are about 8 machines around the wall, all converted to run with 10 or 20ps and most of them just a bad version of... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Just below the prom near the Pier is this small historical and fun alcove for the more aged - no electronics here - and they have change xxxxxx

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The kids absolutely loved this little arcade & it didn't break the bamk! We each had £! worth of pennies & when the six of us came out - we had £3.42 between us, so had a nice hour or two costing six of us £2.58! Couldn't spend all day in there - but the kids didn't want to come... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

£2 gets you 20 old penneys to put in the slots. Go and spend £2 and have some fun. I would say its a bit dingy in there and a couple of the machines did not work. and one or two of the machines charged 20p. If your my age go and have a moment of your youth back. But... More

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nottingham
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134 reviews 134 reviews
14 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Glad i found this wonderful place on Brighton seafront changE a couple of quid for a handful of old pennies & have a play around on some vintage machines

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