In the grand scheme of human development, gaming consoles and video games seem too young to be part of history. The reality, however, is entire generations of travelers were born after video games were invented, and some of the early gaming consoles really seem very…old. Enter Perth’s Nostalgia Box Museum, a collection of vintage gaming consoles dating all the way back to the Magnavox Odyssey—released in 1972. Try your hand at classic Pong or channel Sonic the Hedgehog, before choosing your driver as Donkey Kong in a fast-paced session of Mario Kart.
Though not all consoles are connected for playing, over 100 historic video game consoles are spread throughout the museum, where adults can quickly revert to their youth while playing their favorite games, and new generations will be amazed at just how far we’ve come.
Insider's Tip: Some of the consoles can often get crowded, so visit around opening time to maximize the time you can spend on the various consoles.
Advance reservations made by booking online are highly recommended. The Nostalgia Box often hosts parties on weekends, during which time the visitor experience is capped at only an hour.