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The History of Video Games ‘The Lost Arcade’ – Bristol & High Wycombe

8 March, 2020 - 19 April, 2020

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Now extended at Bristol until 22nd March 2020 and we next pop up at the Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe for the Easter Holibobs – 3rd April to 19th April.



Building workers, recently renovating an old dock building in Bristol, have stumbled across what is thought to be a lost video game arcade. 100s of vintage and retro video games from the 1970s, 80s and 90s – upon finding this haul, the developers for the scheme called in the ‘History of Video Games team’.*

A Spokesperson for the ‘History of Video Games’ says “this huge collection of classic arcade machines was discovered in Bristol, and we were called in to see if they worked, and to get them cleaned up and back into use and create an event for them.”

The event in question will be ‘The History of Video Games Presents – The Lost Arcade’ which is open until 22nd March as a pop up event on Millennium Promenade (off Millennium Square, opposite Pizza Express on the harbourside) – we have a space for over 100+ arcade machines, with a huge collection of retro consoles from Sega, Nintendo, Atari and Playstation – the event will also feature a pop up cinema showing entertaining films all about the history of video game culture.

The event is an all you can play video game event, so just pay to get in (Buy Bristol Tickets/Buy High Wycombe Tickets), then all the video games are free, no coins required!

This will probably be the UK’s biggest retro arcade! Learn more.

Want to book the pop up at your shopping centre/space? –  please email markashmorefrsa@gmail.com 

*Please note, that the History of Video Games is coming to Bristol, but the games were not discovered by building workers, we made that bit up, because well, it sounded like a great idea for a Halloween show!


8 March, 2020
19 April, 2020


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