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National Pinball Museum National Pinball Museum


NPM is a hands-on museum.
When we open in our new facility this fall visitors will be able to experience our permanent exhibit on the history of pinball and machines from every era on display in our main gallery. True pinball and art enthusiasts will want return to the museum frequently to see our rotating featured exhibits that showcase pinball artists, themes and eras, or track social or historical trends in Pinball technology. Purchasing an Annual Pass will ensure that you receive advance notice of all NPM events, as well as unlimited admission to the museum for a full year.


This exhibit takes visitors on a journey from Bagatelle (the 18th Century precursor to pinball) through to modern day computerized marvels. Along the way, visitors will learn about the rich 140 year history of pinball, artists, and the events and pop culture captured in machines of every era.


Our Main Exhibit Hall features rotating exhibits that are sure to fascinate pinball fans and art fans alike. Exhibits currently featured at the Museum are:

  • “The Golden Age of Pinball”—From the 1940s into the 1960s, three companies: Gottlieb, Bally and Williams defined an industry with their innovative approaches to an All-American game.

  • “Artist vs. Designer”—Great Art is useless without an innovative playfield and a superior playfield is forgettable without astounding art. A look at two of the most celebrated employees of Gottlieb Manufacturing: Charles Leroy Parker and Wayne Neyens.

  • “The Art of Stan Fukuoka”—Some artists get twenty years to make an impact, Stan Fukuoka got two. A look at the three games that make him a modern pinball icon.


Visitors can step into the theater to watch short films on the history of pinball and related subjects.

Pinhead Gallery

Our Pinhead Gallery features a constantly changing array of games that visitors can play to hone skills, relive memories, or just to relax and enjoy. Every visitor will want to keep coming back regularly as we frequently rotate machines from our huge collection.

TRAVELING exhibitSComing Spring 2012

NPMs traveling exhibits allow children and adults who may not be able to visit us in person to further their knowledge and appreciation of pinball. NPM offers small and mid-sized “mini-museums on-the-go” for exhibit at schools, organizations, businesses and other museums across the country. These traveling exhibits educate visitors not just on the featured machines, but also on the historical significance of the machines, artists, subjects and eras.

Contact us for more information on traveling exhibits, including rental fees and availability.