Family fun at the Echuca Olde Penny Arcade

While we were on our latest Victorian Road trip, I got a chance to revisit a very special attraction that I hadn’t seen in many years – and yet it was just as memorable as ever – the Echuca Penny Arcade!

Echuca Penny Arcade

No time to read? Watch this video we took of our time at the Echuca Olde Penny Arcade…

The Olde Penny Arcade at Sharp’s Magic Movie House is located in Echuca, a busy little town which shares the Victorian/New South Wales border with its twin town on the NSW side, Moama.

Even though it had been many years since I had last visited Echuca, I had always remembered the Penny Arcade as a fascinating and unique attraction. In revisiting, it completely lived up to my expectations – this is such a fun place for the whole family!

At the Penny Arcade you’ll find vintage movies playing in the old-fashioned cinema area, and a huge collection of antique games to play with in the games area. All of the machines are beautifully preserved and in great working order, which is amazing considering their age!

What are the Penny Arcade machines like?

To operate each machine you must first purchase a container of genuine old Australian Pennies. Then off you go – it’s all you’ll need to play.

Australian Penny

The Penny Arcade is full of curious oddities! Try your luck on the claw machine, built in the 20’s in Chicago, to see if you can win a bag of popcorn (works every time!). The mystic Fortune telling gypsy dispenses a fortune card. Then there is the strength tester, the electricity machine (I fell for that one!), the firehouse, the learn to be a pilot game, find out what your true personality is, and many more – this is old-time fun of a very special kind.

Olde Penny Arcade Fire House machine

There’s something really wonderful about watching the kids enjoying playing with the old machines too. Simple ball games, spinning predictor machines, flicking-card stop motion machines – the children were having an absolute ball. No ipads or playstations here, yet they were so engaged with what they were doing.

Echuca Penny Arcade

In all my travels, I can’t remember coming across anything like the Penny Arcade. It really is like stepping back in time. If you are visiting Echuca, don’t miss this special gem of a family attraction!

Let’s go Mum were hosted guests of the Echuca Olde Penny Arcade, however all opinions remain firmly our own

How to get to Echuca / Moama, Victoria

While we were on our latest Victorian Road trip, I got a chance to revisit a very special attraction that I hadn't seen in many years - and yet it was just as memorable as ever - the Echuca Penny Arcade!

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