"This will be a family event including computing workshops, retro computing and vintage gaming. It doesn't stop there - we'll also have film-related entertainment, arts activities and - of course - electronic music. On top of all this, there will be all the attractions of our host venue including science, engineering, fashion and toy galleries, a heritage railway and an area for under 5's. There is also the country park nearby. It will be the first of its kind and we think that it will be a very special weekend for everyone." - www.silicondreams.org.uk
We will be joining other exhibitors as part of the Vintage Computer Festival GB section of Silicon Dreams and will be taking a range of our retro consoles and computers for visitors to hands on with.
Click the link above for more information about all the activities on offer and for ticket information.


Over the weekend of the 18th and 19th May 2013 the Retro Computer Museum will be part of the first Retro Expo event that is called Revival. The event will be annual and will be 100% retro - celebrating gaming and nostalgia throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's. We have some great partners in The Retro Computer Museum, The Centre for Computing History and together we plan to put on the largest retro only event in the UK.

What will be at the event?

There will be over 60 arcade machines, pinball tables and over 130 retro systems for visitors to play on for free once inside the venue. We will also have many traders that will cater for all your retro gaming needs.

Who is on the guest list?

We have many guests from the retro gaming world coming along for the weekend - ex-Ocean employees including Bob Wakelin, Simon Butler and Bill Harbison, Archer Maclean, The Oliver Twins, The Newsfield gang (Roger Kean, Oliver Frey, Robin Hogg and Paul Rand) and many more providing talks throughout the weekend and happy to sign memorabillia you may have.


Event Details:

The Retro Computer Museum and Snibston Discovery Museum once again join forces to bring you a long weekend of retro gaming goodness starting at 11am on the 29th March 2013 (Good Friday) and finishing on the 1st April 2013 (Easter Monday) at 3pm.

This event based at Snibston Discovery Museum means there is plenty of alternative things to do, so an ideal day out for all the family!.

We will have over 60 systems ready for you to play on!. If you are going to attend and want to see a specific system - then give us a shout and we will do our best to ensure it is included.

Ticket prices:

Advance Tickets can be purchased via the "Donate" button
on the RCM website or directly from the venue until Sunday
24th March @ 9.00pm.

Adult Single Day £10.50 (£12.00 on door)
Adult Two Days £15.50 (£17.00 on door)
Adult Four Days £25.50 (£27.00 on the door)

Child Single Day £6.50 (£8.00 on door)
Child Two Days £9.50 (£11.00 on door)
Child Four Days £15.50 (£17.00 on the door)

Contact details for the Retro Computer Museum:
07519 816283

Contact details for Snibston:
01530 278 444
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Location Details:

Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicester, LE67 3LN

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Public Transport Directions:

Get a train to Leicester - then walk cross the main shopping area to the St Margarets Bus Station (about 15 minutes walk) and get the 29/29A to Coalville. The venue is about 10 minutes walk up Ashby Road or you can change to the number 9 which will drop you off closer to the venue on Ashby Road.

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