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The Arcade Barn is a UK-based "classic gaming museum", founded in 2009 by JAMMA+ and UKVAC member Shaun Meldon.

Run by Shaun and a dedicated bunch of arcade enthusiasts, 'The Barn' was designed with the intention of recreating the atmosphere of a UK amusement arcade from the mid Eighties.[1] The 'Arcade Barn' collection features many classics including Star Wars, PacMan and Space Invaders.

The Arcade Barn is not run for profit, and the organisers plough all monies received from donations back into keeping the current set of games up and running, restoration of future machines, and the rent of the premises. The venue also plays host to regular charity events where gamers get the opportunity to play classic games whilst at the same time donating money for good causes.

List of games currently on location at The Arcade Barn

Up and Running

In The Workshop


June 13th 2009

The first event is held at The Arcade Barn on Saturday 13 June 2009,[2] with approximately 30 gamers from the JAMMA+, RLLMUK and Retrogamer Forums in attendance.

July 25th 2009

The first of many regular open days to The Arcade Barn is planned.


  1. Meldon, S: The Arcade Barn, introduction to the Arcade Barn web site at, 2009.
  2. Hazelby, R: The Arcade Barn Meet, thread found at, 2009.

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