This Museum is Auctioning the World's Largest Pinball Game

This Museum is Auctioning the World's Largest Pinball Game
The museum has been a popular destination since it opened in 1978, Photo Credit: JHVEPhoto /

A museum in Niagara Falls is hosting an auction of some of the most audacious and quirky Guinness World Record holding items. Here's what to check out

OT Staff
January 30 , 2021
03 Min Read

Are you a collector of interesting objects and find yourself constantly looking for quirky  artefacts and objects on your travels? Then the auction at the Guinness World Records Museum in Niagara Falls is something you must check out.

Among the various ephemera up for a bid are: A Stylo Matchmaker mink-lined golf shoe reported to feature ruby tipped gold cleats, diamond insignias and gold embellishments; a Petal subminiature photographic camera, manufactured by the PETAL Optical Company of Japan in 1947-1948; a miniature Koran, which once held a record for the World’s smallest Koran; and our personal favourite - a giant Atari, Hercules pinball machine, which holds the record for the largest pinball game.

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The landmark museum is located on Niagara’s iconic Clifton Hill and has been a popular tourist attraction since it opened in 1978. Many record breakers often flocked to the museum and the place itself acted as a franchisee, and a tribute to the bestselling Guinness World Records Book. 

It has also seen performances by many record holders such as fire walker Gary Shawkey who lay on a bed of nails while staff stood on his chest, Michael Kettman (most spinning basketballs balanced), Fran Capo (the world’s faster talker), Edward “Fast Eddy” MacDonald, (holder  of numerous Yoyo records), strongman Rev. Kevin Fast (holding records for pulling everything from fire trucks to airplanes), and more.

After 42 years, the museum permanently closed down in September 2020. Now it is set to auction off many items from its collection as it clears out its inventory.

According to the auction house Ripley Auctions, popular displays and hotspots to snap pictures will also be going to the highest bidder. Some of these include a coin-operated animated electric chair, a display for the world's heaviest man, and the giant wooden chair that sits outside the museum.

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One can find the full list of items to be auctioned online on their website. Though the offline aunctioning started earlier, the online live auction is scheduled for February 12.


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