Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, St. Petersburg

4.6
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. Put Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner.
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  • enjoyed the visit. good fun and brought back quite few memories. does feel a hit overpriced tho comparing to other places round in St petersburg. would i go back... probably no but was nice to visit.....  more »
  • Kids had lots of fun! The machines had no English translations but it wasn’t necessary as the games were all easy to understand. The staff were great and spoke English as well. The place is the...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places I visited on my entire Russia trip. If I had my friends there, I'd stay all day. Made me feel like a little Soviet kid! So many fun games that were similar to retro US arcade games, but different enough to be a completely new experience. The girl at the front desk was super nice, and she explained a few things about the arcade machines to me. Everyone there seemed to be having an amazing time, and I did too. I was there alone and still enjoyed it immensely.
  • A cool little place worth a visit if nearby. The staff are friendly, will give you a good explanation of how it all works. There is a cafe and plenty of seating too. The games themselves are good fun, take them for what they are, retro arcade games from the dawn of arcade games and you'll enjoy. You get around 15 tokens which is plenty to give all the games a go and they are transferable between their locations.
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