What are the working hours of the Museum?
The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday (Tuesday-Friday: 10: 00-18: 00, Saturday: 10: 00-20: 00, Sunday: 10: 00-18: 00). Due to restrictions introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, guests are admitted at even hours. The visit time at this point is 1 hour 45 minutes.
Where is the Museum located?
We are located at Orląt Lwowskich 20A square, in the Świebodzki Railway Station building. It is exactly its right wing (to the right of Kolejkowo), the last door in the station building. You can recognize the place by the banners in the windows. On the map:: https://goo.gl/maps/ahnNCnrN2nH2
How much is a ticket to the Museum?
A ticket for an adult costs 25 PLN, for a child (under 18) – 20 PLN , for students – 23 PLN . We also have a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for 60 PLN. Children up to four years old visit the Museum free of charge.
Due to limitations related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently limiting the visit time to 1 hour 45 minutes.
What can I do at the Museum?
In our Museum, you can learn about the history of video games and computer science – by viewing monuments and playing them at will! At the moment, you can see about 200 computers, consoles and accessories from the second half of the 20th century, and play at the block of 30 stations (aracde machines, computers and consoles).
The time of your visit with us is currently 1 hour 45 minutes – due to the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Do we need a reservation?
What are the limitations of the Museum's operation during a pandemic?
There are several of them. Among other things, reducing the visit time to 1h45min, admitting guests only at even hours, the need to use masks and disinfect hands. You can find their full description on our website
Due to the location of the Museum in the old, historic buildings (Świebodzki Railway Station), in order to get to the Museum, you need to climb a few stairs to the high ground floor. In the Museum itself, you can move a wheelchair, most of the interactive exhibits can be used without any problems – except for the tall arcade machines. Some of the stuff in the display in cases may be difficult to see for people in a wheelchair – because of cases height. The toilet in the Museum is spacious, but it is not adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities.
People who are sensitive to fast-changing light stimuli should pay attention to the presence of not only games that may contain such effects, but also to our classic CRT TV sets, which also flash themselves 50-60 a second.
Do I have to be at the Museum on time at the booking time?
Arrive punctually – not required to the minute. Tickets with reservation hours purchased OnLine are not lost. The reservation is valid until the end of the visiting time, i.e. up to 45 minutes of the next hour.
However, it should be remembered that if we arrive at the Museum, e.g. not at 10:00 but at 10:50, we will still have to end the tour at 11:45. Also, don’t be late too late.
I don't have a ticket, do I have to be on time for the even hour?
No. An arrival to the minute at e.g. 10:00 is not required.
Only then do we have to remember to check on the website whether there is still free space at the moment. If even at 10:00 there was a lot of space, it may turn out that at 10:45 it will be gone. Of course, there are opposite situations in Jedak and the place may become available earlier.
However, it should be remembered that no matter what time you reach the Museum – the tour ends at the strike of 45 minutes of odd hour.
Is there any parking space near the Museum?
There is a free car park right next to the museum windows – as is usually the case in a big city – it is usually difficult to find a place there. In other parts of the Świebodzki Station and around it, there are municipal and private paid car parks. On Sunday, the famous Wroclaw market place takes place at the railway station – then we recommend parking in the ground (dirt) parking located 100 meters away on Robotnicza Street.
Can I enter the Museum with my dog?
You can. However, it must be remembered that both the dog and its owners must behave appropriately, and the owners must also be responsible additionally.
Please also remember that perhaps someone from other visitors may have a problem with your pet (he may be afraid, allergic, etc.). Then, of course, his welfare will take precedence.
Some devices are marked as damaged
In our Museum the devices that are turned on – games, consoles, slot machines – are on average (on average!) 30 years old. Most of them, before they came to us, were used by their first owners for about 5-10 years, often very intensively – e.g. in arcades saloons. In other words, we want to make you aware that these are not new, but very old, and often worn-out machines that break down quite often. Due to their age, it is often impossible to repair them quickly, due to the lack of spare parts. Acquiring some of them sometimes takes not days, not weeks, not even months – but years. Also, if several machines have a note “I’m broke down. I’m waiting for parts ”- unfortunately this is the charm of our Museum.
Controllers do not work properly - they need to be replaced
Although failures of pads, joysticks and knobs (in arcade machines) do occur, and even often – we quickly replace / repair such units and if you find them – report it to the staff. However, we know from our experience that 90% of reported damage is not actually damage.
Joysticks / pads / knobs constructed in the 80-90s, even those produced today, sometimes work as they do … sometimes very clunky. It must be remembered that the vast majority of them, unlike modern solutions, require the use of a certain force, pressing, sometimes even quite a lot. That’s how it was played twenty years ago and please remember that after switching from the latest console! 🙂