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Retro games are a hit!

Last Modified August 08, 2017

Retro toys, games and gadgets are keeping people amused this summer!

The latest exhibition at Elstree and Borehamwood Museum ‘Toys Games & Gadgets’ is attracting a record numbers of visitors, with kids of all ages coming in to see the toys and games from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Bring your little ones along to show them how the older generation misspent their youth! They can try out the games for themselves – whether it’s Pong, Simon, Computer Perfection, Game Boy or Beat the Buzzer. 

The wall cases include many memories from My Little Pony, Action Man, Simon or Game Boy to the Casio Calculator and Sony Walkman, alongside games such as Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. The two central tables are set up with games ready for ‘hands-on’ sessions.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: "This exhibition is a really interesting look into technology in the 70s through to today. I think it will take our residents back to their childhood, with a look at the games, gadgets and electronic toys over the past 40 years.

“Many memories of hours wasted trying to beat the gadget, or rack up the highest score will come flooding back, and your kids may get hooked too!”

Toys, Games & Gadgets is open from Tuesday to Thursday, midday to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. The museum is located on the second floor at 96 Shenley Road in Borehamwood. Admission is free. 

To find out more, go to Elstree and Borehamwood Museum website – www.elstree-museum.org.uk – or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ebwmuseum or follow them on Twitter @ebwmuseumherts   

Posted on Tuesday 8th August 2017

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