Seattle Pinball Museum has a vintage collection worth checking out
photography by Meghan Nolt
The Seattle Pinball Museum is preserving these mostly bygone machines for generations to come. The museum opened in August 2010. For $15, you can play dozens of pinball machines, some dating back to 1960. The museum’s collection also includes vintage machines on display. Grab an old-timey soda or a craft beer and head back in time to your days as a pinball wizard.
Opening in August of 2010, the concept of the Pinball Museum was to be a place to provide vintage pinball machines as an interactive display of kinetic art. With games dating back to 1960 and going all the way up to 2018, the museum allows for a type of time travel as you play games and enjoy art from different eras. Side panels of retired pinball games decorate the walls at the Seattle Pinball Museum. Owner Cindy Martin said oftentimes, with the games all lined up next to each other, you aren’t able to see the great art on the side panels. She was happy to find a way for some of them to be on display. In addition to the playable games on the floor, others can be found around the museum on display.