Museum of soviet arcade machines, St. Petersburg

4.6
#13 of 203 in Museums in St. Petersburg
Have some old-school fun and see what the world of arcade games looked like behind the Iron Curtain at Museum of soviet arcade machines. Here you won't find any of the well-known game titles from the West. Instead, the museum offers a rare opportunity to play a series of original products of the Soviet gaming industry on the authentic machines of the era. For an enhanced sensation of the bygone days there is also a restored Soviet soda vending machine that you can use. The admission fee for the museum includes a handful of old USSR kopeck coins on which the machines run. While some games might be difficult to understand without some knowledge of Russian, most are self-explanatory and can be fully enjoyed by everyone. To visit Museum of soviet arcade machines on your trip to St. Petersburg, use our St. Petersburg tour planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice little place to spend hour or two playing old games. Tons of fun. You get a feeling of how fun looked like 30 years ago.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We expected to have fun, but not as much as we had at the end. Museum works until 9pm even though everywhere else says it works until 8pm. It works on Monday too! Which is very useful as all other big...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Ok, well, you cannot call it a must-see attraction of the town but certainly is interesting to pop in to see something pretty different.  more »
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  • Couple of really fun machines. All signs in Russian. Would love some translations. Lastly, it is a pricey.
  • Not as interesting as expected. Staffs are nice tho
  • Fun way to spend an hour or two playing Soviet arcade games. Large number of games to choose from. Entry ticket includes tokens for the games. Access via gate from main street to open courtyard.
  • A classic videogamer dream, cool retro games, and a kvas machine !
  • my favourite place in St. Petersburg. fun, nostalgic games, candy and soda, really helpful staff... located in a cool old warehouse building with spacious feel... Giant chess board makes you feel like Kasparov for a moment. Don't miss this place

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