The Nostalgia Box Museum
The Nostalgia Box Museum
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Speciality MuseumsGame & Entertainment CentersHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Featured in 2019 Guinness World Record Gamer's Edition and Lonely Planet, The Nostalgia Box is Australia's first interactive Video Game Console Museum. The museum is a celebration of video games and the people that made them happen. The museum contains more than 100 consoles, representing the evolution—and sometimes revolution—that occurred from the 1970s through the 2000s. Go behind the scenes of your favorite games and consoles, learning about the tremendous work that went into them. Play a plethora of classic video games, replaying games from your childhood or making entirely new discoveries. Play a round of Pong, challenge a friend to a high score in Space Invaders, or blast through levels of Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd, and Crash Bandicoot. This is merely scratching the surface. Relive your childhood, discover gaming's sometimes secret history, and plant appreciation for old-school gaming in a younger generation.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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red_gamer
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Gave our older kids an opportunity to get some gaming in during our visit to Perth and thought they'd spend a good while on the wide range of consoles in them museum - but we spent a little over an hour before they'd had enough.

I enjoyed the free stand up arcade games (Galaga, NBA Jam) but I've never been overly interested in consoles and only played a handful. I enjoyed the museum more with its excellent collection of consoles over the years, starting all the way back in the 1970s.

There will be kids and adults who will spend hours here, and for enthusiasts the museum will be really engaging, but I would have got more value for money playing pinball in the nearby Palace Arcade that was unfortunately closed than paying out $80 for only an hour and a bit of console gaming.
Written January 14, 2023
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Hi. Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our museum and the arcades but am sorry you feel it wasn't as engaging for your family as you hoped. We always try to ensure every experience is a wonderful one and with us moving to our bigger location in West Perth we hope to have even more consoles and types of games out (including Dance Dance Revolution, more racing and shooting games, and different consoles like the Dreamcast). Should you decide to come back I would be very happy to offer you a 20% discount off your visit to try it again. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you in the future :-) -Dave, Owner
Written February 3, 2023
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Jozef J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Spend 2 1/4 hours here and could have spent much more of not for having to catch a flight home.

Friendly and helpful guy in there as well.

My 12 year old didn’t want to leave, so you don’t just have to be a retro gamer to enjoy. Any video game fan will enjoy a visit to the this place.

Totally recommend
Written July 19, 2023
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That is the best kind of review. The one where people could stay all day and reluctantly leave due to flights! lol. Thank you for coming. We hope to see you next time you come to Perth!
Written July 25, 2023
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karol452
Edmonton, Canada1,005 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This museum brought me to my past. There are a lot of different and old consoles which have explanations as well. Once you are finished viewing the consoles you can play a video game. I like Ms Pacman. They even had a Ms Pacman machine. My recommendation i to make an advance booking because sometimes there are school groups. Very easy to find.
Written January 9, 2020
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
At 17 Aud find about the invention of video games and who made them. The museum contains more than 100 consoles explaining the evolution and revolution of the games for the past 50 years.
Written September 24, 2017
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Tracy B
Greater Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
An expensive little room- $55 for family of four - for what it is. 15x15m - if that -with half the room partitioned off with old consoles on display and the other half with old gaming machines and games in rows of tables to play.
Although we spent most of our time here gaming, it only took us a few minutes to walk through the 'museum' and look at the old gaming equipment.
Good if you need a hit of gaming while on holiday and a rest stop from the heat and travels around Perth.
Written January 14, 2017
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Hi Tracy, we are sorry that you think our prices are expensive. We have over 100 consoles in our museum with interesting information, stories or facts on each. We had visitors who took time to read have spent over 2.5 hours in the museum section alone. So there are a lot to discover just in the section. We apologise if you did not find our museum section interesting. We have set out a few projects that we will be implementing this year to make our museum more interactive.Thank you for your review and we will work hard to improve the museum experience for everyone :)
Written January 16, 2017
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CazzBradz
Darwin, Australia146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Quite a thorough walk through the history of console gaming with quite the collection of consoles. Went for a quick visit and ended up reading through everything the museum had to offer and then played sonic the hedgehog 2 for an entire afternoon.
If you like games you must go here.
Written April 10, 2019
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MrP78_11
Perth, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Holy flick, what a brilliant place, what a brilliant concept. Booked out the place for my pre- bday party and it was just unreal (and a bargain)!! Lovely, unobtrusive staff and no hassle about having a few drinks near the machines. Best of all was the variety and displays. A true labour of love; no point complaining that there’s nothing to do in Perth if you don’t support this place.
Written January 31, 2019
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Thank you so much for your brilliant review! We are glad you had a blast at your pre-bday party with us. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again in the near future for another gaming party!
Written February 15, 2019
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TGSiva
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This place was well kept and had games that brought back memories and it was good for my son to look and learn the evolution of the computer games that they are playing now.
We had great fun playing Duck Hunt and Super Mario. My son truly had a blast
Written June 24, 2018
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palls19
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I pre booked on viator. Its a tiny little space to visit. But packed a punch. Very courteous staff and helpful. Played old consoles; felt nostalgic mostly and enjoyed my 40 mins there. Cool little museum with ample opportunity to relive your childhood.
Written April 28, 2018
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Willysduck
Perth, Australia655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
A great space to bring back old memories and relive your child hood memories, it was great to test yourself out on the old consoles. And this is the high point of this museum that fact that it’s an interactive museum. I would recommend coming early as the it does get busy and sometimes need to queue for games. Admission a little pricey but understandable would highly recommend a visit
Written January 17, 2017
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