Celebrate Australia’s first Video Game Console Museum with your family

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 16 Sep 2021

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Every West Aussie rolls their eyes to stereotypes of WA being the Wait Awhile state or... Perth being Dullsville? But there’s something the rest of Australia can’t take away from us, it’s our state and city being home to The Nostalgia Box... Australia’s first video game console museum!

If ever questioned by anyone, here's the Google search screenshot to prove this fact!


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What makes The Nostalgia Box special?

Firstly, it’s an incredible collection of video game consoles and iconic titles curated over many years by the Museum’s founder that tells the story of how video gaming consoles and, naturally, games came to be and evolve over time. 

Everyone learns something from the great looking displays and interesting information cards. Exhibit items include video game consoles from as early as the 70s through to the 2000s, weird and quirky carpal tunnel inducing controllers and, in some cases, period packaging that have somehow survived the test of time or Mums of yesteryear! 

Got a question? Friendly, knowledgeable, and video game passionate staff are nearby to answer questions from curious minds. 

As you stroll through the exhibit, in amongst this Aladdin’s cave of video gaming, is a mural of video game royalty that gets young and old in the mood for video games! 

Nostalgia Box’s video gaming area is a magical space of buzzing CRT TVs and, in some cases, working retro period consoles playing looping menu screens that are just inviting you to play, relive and share your childhood with your child. 

Atari? SNES? NES? Megadrive?

Sonic? Donkey Kong? Mario? Contra? … Pong? 

It’s all there, waiting for parents, grandparents and children to experience together.

Since WA and Perth became home to the first video game console museum in Australia, this cool concept has spread, the challenge now is for ours to remain the best in the country by supporting this local business.

The Nostalgia Box is located at 1/16 Aberdeen Street, Perth WA.

Feel like The Nostalgia Box is something you wish to experience this weekend as a family? Looking for an interesting birthday party idea? 

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Video Game Collecting | Tips from The Nostalgia Box

Save the boxes & instructions, keep things complete.

Store somewhere dark, dust & moisture-free. Everything will stay looking new.

Pay attention to region locks on games & consoles. PAL, NTSC, and NTSC-J, Australia is PAL.

Use websites such as 130point and eBay sold listings search for price comparisons to find the right prices.

Watch out for fakes! Handheld games, especially, are tough to differentiate. 

Please scroll down to find a convenient planner, as well as, great offers which we’ve organised on your behalf with our friends at The Nostalgia Box!

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The Mural | can you name them all?

Find this mural inside The Nostalgia Box.
Can your family name every video game character?

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From Left to Right:

Crash Bandicoot, Ghost, Pac-Man, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Spyro The Dragon, Mega Man, Piranha Plant, Sonic The HedgeHog, Donkey Kong.

How many did you get correct?

Planner | get organized here.

find everything you need for your next visit to The Nostalgia Box

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Admission Fees

Adult $18.70 | Child (5 to 15) $13.20
Concession $16.50
Group(2 Adult 2 Kids) @ $55

Online Booking.

Trading Hours

Regular Hours

Friday 11am-4pm | Saturday 11am-5pm | Sunday 11am-4pm

School Holidays 7 days a week, 11am-4pm

Not open WA Public Holidays, unless stated otherwise.

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Booking a birthday party? Have a question about video games?

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Contact Details | get in touch


Trading Hours

Regular Hours

Friday 11am-4pm | Saturday 11am-5pm | Sunday 11am-4pm

School Holidays

7 days a week, 11am-4pm

Public Holidays

Closed on 22 - 26 December & 31 December - 1 January.

Not open on WA Public Holidays, unless announced otherwise on newsletter/social media.

Located @ 1/16 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000

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