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Play The Museum


A Fully Playable Centre dedicated to Games Culture.

We are open every Friday (12pm - 5pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am - 5pm).

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

Explore nearly a hundred different games, including some classics you grew up with and some you may have missed!

Learn about gaming culture, and the objects that represent it.

Create your own games, using our dedicated creation stations.

Videogames For Everyone. Forever.


The National Videogame Museum is a Registered Charity: #1183530


Plan Your Visit

1) Get tickets

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


2) Get here

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


3) Play all day!

We’re very excited to invite everyone - and we mean everyone - to learn, play, explore and create videogames.


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 90 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!

Game Bundles

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.


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…



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.



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!



Bring up to 10 children*, to PLAY ALL DAY and get one hour in our perfect party space.

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