Did you know that Leicester has its own Retro Computer Museum?
Not only that, but these classic systems aren’t just there to admire, they’re there to play on as well.
AND the museum has recently moved to a larger unit, meaning more space to enjoy the systems and games on offer.
The treasure trove of consoles and computers from the 60s onwards has built over a number of years, and includes models such as the Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga and Atari 2600, as well as gaming giants including Nintendo NES, Sega MegaDrive, Xbox and PlayStation. Plus the truly unique Virtuality VR systems and the one of a kind CD1200.
The museum is located on Troon Industrial Estate in Thurmaston and has just moved to a larger unit on the same estate. The new space allows them to feature more consoles and welcome even more visitors. The soft launch of the new space took place on Saturday 6 January, and whilst the interior is still a work in progress design wise, all units are in place for customers to play on.
The museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3.30pm and hot and cold beverages plus snacks are available to buy on site.
£24.00 Group Tickets
£7.00 Students (with valid NUS card) & carers
£5.00 Concessions (disabled/ over 65)
The ticket price you pay only covers part of the running costs of the museum, and they rely heavily on donations. If you’d like to support them, or if you have any old computer systems or consoles that you wish to donate, please visit the website for more information.
To book your tickets please visit www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk.
The Retro Computer Museum is located at RCM House (Unit Q), Troon Way Business Centre, Humberstone Lane, Leicester LE4 9HA. There is plenty of free on site parking and the site is wheelchair friendly.