Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does admission cost?
Admission is $12 for an hour of gameplay and our machines are set to free play, so you don’t need to pay for those games individually. This way you don’t have to worry about running out of credits and you won’t need quarters or tokens – just hit “start” again and play! Admission is the same for children, adults, players and non-players
Do you have any discounts?
We sure do! $2. off admission discount with ID – military, 1st responders, locals, AAA – only 1 discount per person.
Do you take credit/debit cards?
Absolutely! We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and most debit cards. We also accept Apple pay.
Where are you located?
We are located at 607 N 27th Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Just 4 blocks from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and 4 blocks from the ocean and beach, so you can easily reach all of Myrtle Beach from our location.
What are your hours?
Hours will change with the season and time of year.
- Closed – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27Th
- Closed – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
- Closed – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH
Regular 2018 Summer Hours
- Thursday – 3-7pm
- Friday – 3-8pm
- Saturday 1pm-8pm
- Sunday 1pm – 7pm
- CLOSED MON, TUE & WEN.
- Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is sometimes open for holidays, rainy days and events. Check social media for details.
Is there parking nearby?
Yes! Parking is FREE on our lot (no validation needed) during regular hours.
During The Run To The Sun Car Show Event, there may be an additional charge to park on the parking lot (March 20 through 23rd)
Do you take reservations?
During the busy season we may get very crowded and only allow as many players as we have machines available. Once we reach our maximum occupancy, we start a waiting list and will text you when there is room for your party. We run our waiting list just like most restaurants, so you need to be present to put your name on the list.
Do you host parties here?
Absolutely! Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a great venue for birthdays, corporate events and youth groups. Create memories that will last forever. For information or to book – Call 843-282-9018 Check out our Events Space in Myrtle Beach page for more information.
Why aren’t you open 24 hours a day 7 days a week?
We would love to but we aren’t machines. We all have other jobs and this is a 100% volunteer gig with no salaries. We do this for the love of pinball and children’s charities.
Do you buy / sell pinball machines?
We do buy games sometimes – our interest depends on title, condition & price. If you have a game you’d like to sell give us a call or email us some details.
Can I donate my pinball machine to the museum?
YES! Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs. Donations to the museum are tax deductible and support our mission to preserve pinball for future generations. We can give you a tax deductible receipt for your machine. The museum relies on private donations and admission fees to fund its operation.
Do you guys have [Fill in the blank with the name of your favorite pinball machine]?
If you don’t see your game on the floor, we may still have it in the “vault”. We try to rotate and introduce new games periodically, so you might see the game in the future. We usually have 25+ games on display. Our current games list is available here, we announce new games on our Facebook Page, or Instagram Page, so follow us for updates.
Do You Repair Pinball Machines?
Old pinball machines break! Just the way it is! We do most of our repairs on our machines at the museum. But if you have a pinball machine in need of repair, sometimes we can get you in touch with a pinball repair tech.
Is it ok to take pictures / video in the museum?
If you are just taking non-commercial pictures / video, to share with friends, that is no problem. We simply ask that you do not impede other guests. If you would like to set up a commercial shoot, send us an email describing your request. We are happy to do press interviews, so we may be able to accommodate your request once we learn a bit more about it.
Where did the idea for the museum come from?
The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum grew out of Jerry and Sheila’s personal collection. It all started when Jerry bought a pinball machine for his real estate office. The game plan was to have something for kids to play while their parents talked real estate with the Realtors. The idea went well so he added another machine …then another…then another…you know what happened next… soon they started coming home…and the rest is history. Rather than have a collection of pinball machines just sits in someone’s private warehouse or garage, our goal is to support a permanent place, “a museum of fully playable machines”, where the public can not only see them, but actually PLAY all their old favorites. We are on a mission to bring back this beloved art form. It’s not a paid gig…it’s 100% volunteer, no salaries. It’s about giving back to the community. This has been a 3 year labor of love and we are thrilled to finally share our passion for pinball and charity with you!
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum – 607 N 27th Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
See You Soon!