A cultural centre for videogames


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Play The Museum

 
 

Videogames for everyone. Forever.

We are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!

Discover the past, present and future of play in a brand new, interactive, family-friendly museum.

Explore over a hundred different games.

Learn about the art, science and technology of videogames.

Find out who, how and why people made them.

 
 
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Plan Your Visit

1) Get tickets

Buy your tickets online the day before you plan to come and save 50p per ticket!

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2) Get here

We’re right in the heart of Sheffield city centre, we are a few steps away from Castle Square Tram Stop.

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3) Play all day!

We’re very excited to invite everyone in from the 24th November 2018 to learn, play, explore and create videogames.

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Gift Vouchers

You can buy gift vouchers and give your friends and family the gift of playing the museum!

Purchase a ticket for someone else and they can pick a date in the next year to come and play!

 
 
 
 

What’s on

Immerse yourself in over 60 interactive exhibits.

 
 

The Arcade

Play our fantastic arcade machine collection including the much-loved classics Space Invaders, Pacman and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. You can leave your change at home, you won’t need it here, you pay once and play all day!

Launch Exhibitions

Discover and play our huge games collection in exhibitions that tell new stories about games, how they are made and the people that made them. At launch we’ll have exhibitions featuring Gravity, Textbox, Hyper Femme, Words Per Minute, Music and much much more.

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Made in Sheffield!

To celebrate opening in our amazing new home city, we’re showcasing some of the rich history of videogaming that has been created here. From Monty Mole to Zool to Outrun 2 to Snake Pass to Gang Beasts - some of the best loved titles in all of gamedom were created here. If you've made the effort to visit Sheffield, you should definitely play it!

 
 
 
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Make the Museum

We want to see new people make new games about new things - you’ve got permission to play and make! Nobody knows what the future of videogames will be - maybe you’re going to show us…

 
 
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Pixelheads

Pixelheads is a club for young people who want to play, talk & learn more about games and create their own. There’s lots of workshops, events and classes planned, if you're excited to join in, sign up to find out when we kick of our first Pixelheads in Sheffield.

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Lab

Visit the Lab to see where we make the museum and all the fresh experiments our team have been playing with. Get involved with your ideas about how the work of the NVM will progress!

 
 
 
 

Parties

Bring up to 10 children*, to PLAY ALL DAY and get one hour in our perfect party room - add a catering package and then all you need to do is turn up.

*Your booking also includes admission for up to 2 adults (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

 
 
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