The Roanoke Pinball Museum has machine production dates ranging from the 1930s to 2010s.
The Roanoke Pinball Museum is one of the newest additions to the Center in the Square family.
The Roanoke Pinball Museum is an interactive museum dedicated to the science & history of pinball. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity in science, art and history through pinball while preserving & honoring its role in American culture. The Roanoke Pinball Museum opened its doors in the summer of 2015, with over 50 machines with production dates ranging from 1932 to 2016. Admission to the Roanoke Pinball Museum allows patrons to play at their leisure, but also to learn. Pinball players, young and old, will be introduced to the history of pinball, the science behind the game, and have an opportunity to appreciate the color, composition and overall design of the backglasses and playfields. SOL-compliant curriculum and educational resources are available to students and teachers to reinforce their visit to the museum. We have the opportunity to playfully educate and introduce a new generation to a game that has consistently reflected the sign of the times in American pop culture. The greater picture is just as promising. Due to a prime location and Center in the Square’s consistent record of successful economic impact, it is safe to say that the Roanoke Pinball Museum will greatly contribute to our region’s attractiveness.