Swindon’s Museum of Computing is going mobile! A new retro gaming exhibit will be popping up at the renowned Bath Artisan Market on Sunday 12 June.
There will be a whole host of old-school tech that will either take you back in time, or intrigue you as to how anyone could ever fit any of it in their pocket (just Google MC Hammer).
Visitors can play on one of the very first games consoles – a groovy brown 1970’s Binatone TV tennis, try your hand taming a prehistoric mechanical calculator, relive the 80’s playing Jet Set Willy (not a medical condition) on an original Sinclair ZX Spectrum and have a go on the original beige brick Game Boy. If that’s not enough, program a LEGO robot, work out exactly what a slide-rule does, play Space Invaders, PAC-MAN and make your own Minecraft Papercraft models to take home with you.
Best of all, anyone (any age) who visits the exhibit between 10am to 3.30pm dressed as a game character will receive a free admission ticket to the museum. And for the very best dressed there’s a walking, talking I-Que robot to win. Find out more details on the day.
The Museum will be hosting their pop-up show at Green Park Station as part of the Bath Artisan Market from 10am-4pm on 12 June and absolutely everyone is welcome.