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Retro Games

Culture & Arts
Feb 03, 2023 10:00 - Mar 20, 2023 17:00
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A brand new gaming exhibition at Time and Tide, curated by young people.


Gaming has been a feature of our lives for over forty years ; now a new exhibition at Time and Tide, curated by young people, takes a fascinating look at this rich history in a show full of the sights and sounds of gaming life.

Retro Games charts the rise of computer gaming through the boom of the 1980s to the present day. Starting with the early days of games arcades in the 70s, just like those found on the seafront of Great Yarmouth, the show moves through the decades of gaming development taking in the consoles and characters which have become household names.

Visitors will get to see key pieces of vintage hardware set in retro room interiors, including the chance to play games using vintage and contemporary technology to create an immersive experience.

The show is the result of a creative collaboration between young people involved in the museum’s Kick the Dust youth engagement programme ‘ funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘, East Norfolk Sixth Form level 4 Games Design Students, East Coast College Media Studies Students and the curatorial team at Great Yarmouth Museums.