Old Penny Arcade

The largest Old Penny Arcade in the North, set within the heart of Yorkshire.

Step back in time and onto a traditional boardwalk seaside pier backdrop, and play with real pre-decimal penny tokens available to purchase.

Choose from over 250 old coin operated amusement and novelty machines dating from the 1920’s and 30’s onwards, right through to the 50’s and 60’s eras, and even beyond with a couple of later examples thrown in.

Mixed in with the machines are some extremely rare examples, still working, and usually only seen within private collections and museum settings.

A cross section of our British social history evoking fond memories of childhood seaside holidays and fun times gone by for all ages.

See Working Models depicting ‘The Firefighters’ rescuing the baby, or ‘Madame Zascha’ writing out your fortune by hand, or ‘The Twins’ a race to each drink their milk, or ‘The Haunted Churchyard’, each a moving marvel to behold set in miniature.

Laugh along with our ‘Laughing Policeman’ and our ‘Laughing Gardener’.

Survive the wrath of ‘Doctor Doom’, and test your wits with our Allwin flick ball games, and 1930’s pinballs made before flippers were even invented!

Play classic and skilful games rewarded with Polo mints, Kit Kat, or Penguin bar if successful.

Discover ‘The Penny Falls’ the original tipping point game when old pennies were large enough to push and tip.

Challenge your friends to our 2 Player racing games, ‘The Grand National’ or ‘The motor car Racer’ or the ‘Grand Marathon Cycle Race’.

Test your strength to discover what your occupation would have been.

Consult the mechanical Palmist and receive your individual reading on a card.

Select a life question from our Egyptian ‘Pharos’ for a YES or NO answer direct from the Mummy’s Tomb.

Another penny token vends a photo of your future Husband, Wife, Baby, or Mother-in-Law!

Discover your inner self with our ‘Passion Tester’ for an on the spot result.

Test your skill on our 1930’s Merchandiser grabber cranes, and fill your boots with traditional sweetie prizes bringing back times when you really could win!

Altogether a thoroughly grand afternoon out for pennies.