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UK Retro Computer Museum Is Moving To Larger Premises

Posted by Damien McFerran

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We're big fans of the Retro Computer Museum here at Nintendo Life - we've covered the charity's events previously, and heartily support the aim of preserving working examples of classic systems that everyone can enjoy and interact with.

The museum has been running for some time now and regularly holds events where people can play on classic hardware and appreciate the appeal of retro systems - rather than having to look at them from behind a glass case. Below you can see some photos taken at one of the events.

The Retro Computer Museum is about to move to larger premises with the intention of offering an even better service to fans of vintage gaming. However, such a move requires additional cash - so the charity has established a fund raising page where supporters can pledge money to support this noble cause.

If you're UK-based then we recommend you come along to one of the Retro Computer Museum's upcoming events, as you'll not only get to play on loads of amazing gaming hardware but you'll also be able to rub shoulders with like-minded players and reminisce about the good old days of the SNES, NES and beyond.

[via charitygiving.co.uk, retrocomputermuseum.co.uk]

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User Comments (11)

BenAV

#1

BenAV said:

I'm not in the UK so unfortunately I can't go along, and unfortunately I'm short on cash so I can't afford to donate either.
I hope they get all the money they need though.

Drawdler

#2

Drawdler said:

I wish them the best of luck and I hope they can achieve this. I'm also extremely jealous of the UK at the moment.
I'll certainly donate what I can.

Kirk

#3

Kirk said:

Someone needs to setup a proper museum for this kind of stuff. Like an actual permanent museum space that's big in size and has full exhibits and stuff, not just consoles sitting on tables in a small room. How cool would that be.

AddADashOfSalt

#4

AddADashOfSalt said:

@Kirk There is some type of computer museum in America somewhere, I read it in Guinness 2013 I think, anyway they have like every computer, console, handheld, etc EVER

AndyRCM

#10

AndyRCM said:

LOL! Erm . . . we are a proper Museum . . . we have been for the last two years - we are only open weekends are the present time due to time and money. We have over 200 hundred unique systems - with around 50 or so always set up and ready to use . . . that combined with over 10,000 games . . . and a couple of full size arcade machines too - we have pretty much something for everyone. Cheers and thank you Damien for the write up mate. Andy

Questor

#11

Questor said:

To add to what Andy has said - "We have over 200 UNIQUE systems" - The actual total number of systems in stock is much, much higher. For example we have 13 x Atari 2600s, 22 x Acorn BBC Bs, 12 x Amiga 1200s, 8 x Gamecubes 16 x C64s and 9 x C64cs - and that's just a sample.

Our collection includes all the usual Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Sinclair and Commodore gear as well as some not so common systems such as Virtual Boy, SC3000, Jupiter Ace, Nomad and Developer systems.

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