Poland's first pinball museum launched
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Poland's first ever pinball machine museum has opened in the southern city of Kraków.
The Pinball Machine Museum, Kraków. Photo: PAP/Stanisław Rozpędzik
Over 40 models, the earliest from 1974, have been assembled at the underground venue.
Standard tickets cost PLN 40 (EUR 9) and reduced ones PLN 20 (EUR 4.5), with the entrance fee allowing pinball wizards to play for as long as they like.
Some of the machines were tracked down in obscure bars in the countryside and had long ceased to function. They are now back in prime working order following repair work.
Pinball machines started to go out of fashion with the rise of computer consoles. However, co-founder Marcin Moszczyński believes that it's time for a revival and he says that youngsters are taking to the machines like ducks to water.
“It's enough to show them how a pinball machine works and they're smitten, seriously,” he told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.
For older visitors, a licenced bar serves as an additional attraction. (nh/pk)