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Novelty Automation

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Adam B wrote a review Feb 2020
34 contributions30 helpful votes
Visited here after spotting it on Atlas Obscura, wasn't 100% certain what to expect. Its a small out of the way shop that was quiet upon opening at11am on Saturday meaning we had free range of the machines. 33 tokens (£23) gets you enough tokens to play each machine. They range from fun clockwork stories to games and novelties. Some are whimsical, others are whacky and others carry a subtle message about a sociopolitical situation we face as a society, all are excellent! Several of the machines induced tears of laughter (The trip, frisk machine and chiropodist and photobooth) and still brings a smile to our faces now even hours later. We spent around an hour here and couldn't recommend it highly enough!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wingate wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2,228 contributions846 helpful votes
I had lunch in Becks next door so thought I would give it a try.I paid £4.50 for 5 tokens.I tried the mini break first of all which was great.Then the security check which had a surprise ending and finally divorce seperation,which really needs to be played by two people.A truly funny half hour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anthony M wrote a review Jan 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
An interesting collection of "home" built machines, using mechanics, robotics and microprocessors in the form of games machines, Great for an hour or two. I like that we have these eccentric places. Go and support it!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Joseph G wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions11 helpful votes
One-of-a-kind fun, cool, weird, satirical machines fill this small delightful spot. If you like conceptual art, think of it as an art gallery. If you like video games, think of it as a bizarre little arcade. If you like fighting the man, think of it as a kind of protest. If you (like me) grew up semi-obsessed with Tim Hunkin's series The Secret Life of Machines (which aired on the Discovery Channel in the States), think of it as the place where you've wanted to spend an hour since you were 11. There are even little surprise "prizes" with some of the machines (usually the ones that cost multiple tokens). We very much enjoyed eating our "radioactive waste" on our walk back to the hotel.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dasfam wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions15 helpful votes
Wonderful to interact with these amazing machines in this novel museum. My favourites were the Airbedbug and Cycle Pong. A refreshing change from the standard galleries and museums.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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