Vintage computers and consoles on display in Dubrovnik, courtesy of Peek & Poke Computer Museum
March 14, 2022 – Fans of retro technology have the opportunity to try out old computers and consoles in Dubrovnik until the end of the month
Last Saturday, the Peek&Poke Computer Museum in Rijeka opened a traveling exhibition in Dubrovnik, more precisely in the Youth Center, where all interested can discover about twenty old computers, game consoles, calculators and mechanical calculators.
The opening of the exhibition attracted onlookers from all generations who were delighted by the display, writes List of Novi. The exhibition will remain open until March 27.
“We are grateful for the invitation of the Dubrovnik Technical Culture Association, which invited us to Dubrovnik and helped organize the exhibition. We are happy to have the opportunity to exhibit what is only a small part of the collection of our museum in Dubrovnik. We will definitely continue our cooperation with our colleagues from Dubrovnik,” said Josip Knežević of Peek & Poke after the opening of the exhibition.
Until the end of the month, fans of retro technology in Dubrovnik will have the opportunity to try out the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Schneider, as well as Atari, Nintendo, Playstation, and other consoles.
Association for Technical Culture secretary Tomo Sjekavica said his personal favorites were the Spectrum and Commodore.
“I am particularly pleased that for the second time in Dubrovnik we were able to open the traveling exhibition of the Rijeka Computer Museum Peek&Poke, where you can see old computers and calculators dating back to the 1930s. As a computer expert and a programmer myself, I am very happy that we are collaborating with the Peek&Poke Museum in Rijeka and I think there will be more opportunities in the future for new joint projects,” said Sjekavica.
The Peek & Poke Museum in Rijeka is known as the only Croatian museum of vintage computers. Established in 2007, it has been attracting locals and tourists from all over the world ever since.
The museum offers an insight into the technical development of computers and the computer industry from its beginnings to the present day, with part of the museum used for various educational programs.
Among the ‘pioneers’ of computing on display are exhibits from five continents and an enviable collection of calculators to discover, including a pocket calculator made in Croatia and known worldwide as the Digitron.