All the Fun of the Fair: 135 Years of The Hoppings

The history of the Hoppings...



Until Sunday 4 March

Visitor Information


Weekdays 10am - 4pm

Weekends 11am - 4pm


Free entry, donations welcome

Vintage amusement machines: £1 for 5 old pennies


All the Fun of the Fair charts the history of Newcastle’s much-loved Hoppings fair, first held on the Town Moor in 1882.

Play with our unique collection of 50 vintage coin-operated amusement machines, perfect your pinball skills, and even find out your fortune.

As well as the hands-on vintage amusement machines the exhibition will explore the history and development of The Hoppings in a colourful, fun setting.

Photograph: The Hoppings, 2008. Image courtesy of Nick Lambert.