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Remember the good ol’ joystick? Test your skills on retro games by Atari. BELOW: Vintage figurine toys are on display at the GAME ON exhibition. Images: Sal Singh Photography
Calling all gamers! The Tweed Regional Museum’s latest exhibition GAME ON promises to captivate youngsters and the young at heart with a treasure trove of more than 200 toys and games on display.
Get ready to embark on a journey through time, with popular toys and games from vintage dolls and tin toys to retro video games and action figures spanning the early 1900s to the 1980s, promising to deliver a heap of nostalgia and epic fun!
GAME ON launched this week and will be open through the summer until Saturday 23 March 2024.
Tweed Regional Museum Director Molly Green invited the community to come along and view the games that have enthralled children over the ages.
“We're super excited about our latest interactive exhibition GAME ON!” Ms Green said.
"Visitors will be able to relive the golden era of play with an incredible collection of novelty toys by Boomeroo Australia – cherished by generations of children from the 1940s to the 1960s. These classic treasures will transport you back to a time when imagination knew no bounds and playtime was a portal to endless adventures.
“And for those keen on digital gaming, rekindle your skills with our range of 1980s arcade games such as the legendary Pac-Man – gobble up those elusive colourful pellets – or rediscover the magic of Atari and Nintendo video games that captured the hearts of gamers everywhere.”
To celebrate the launch of GAME ON, the Museum will be hosting its final Up Late event of the year at their Gifts & Games Up Late event on Friday 15 December from 4.30 - 6.30 pm.
Come along and find that special gift at the Museum Shop, explore the exhibitions, play games and enjoy the Gin Experience pop-up bar and nibbles by Khanthaly Kitchen.
For kids and families, check out the Museum’s Summer Holiday Program. Unleash your inner Dr Frankenstein and create a new toy from an assortment of old toy parts, create a large-scale ball run in our courtyard, build your very own moving toy and enjoy a guided tour full of stories about the toys in GAME ON.
Keep an eye out for the Museum on Wheel’s (MoW) fun and games this summer, as it travels across the Tweed bringing games and displays to the community. Expect pop-ups at the Tweed’s various Holiday Parks, Tropical Fruit World, Watersports Guru at Cudgen Creek and more.
For more information visit museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions
Head down memory lane with GAME ON's collection of more than 200 vintage toys, many by popular Boomeroo Australia. Image: Sal Singh Photography
Photo 1: Atari joystickCaption: Remember the good ol’ joystick? Test your skills on retro games by Atari. Image: Sal Singh Photography
Photo 2: Figurines
Caption: Vintage figurine toys are on display at the GAME ON exhibition. Image: Sal Singh Photography
Photo 3: Vintage toysCaption: Head down memory lane with GAME ON's collection of more than 200 vintage toys, many by popular Boomeroo Australia. Image: Sal Singh Photography
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