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School Trips

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) is a world leading videogames cultural centre.

Through our education programmes we aim to encourage engagement within STEAM subjects and reach out to those with limited access to digital learning.

We are proud to have welcomed thousands of students from all around the country giving them the chance to play loads of interactive exhibitions that celebrate and challenge videogame culture. The UK games industry is worth £5.11bn and is supported by a huge and incredibly varied workforce from creatives to coders and animators to advertisers. The industry needs fresh meat on a regular basis. We want to inspire the next generation of videogame players and makers.

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What is it about?

The National Videogame Museum consists of interactive exhibitions that are both fun and educational!

Visits are scheduled in 2 hour slots with worksheets provided. A staff member will be on hand to guide you and answer any questions, and it is up to you to decide how to structure your time in the galleries.

We welcome visits from all education institutes including SEN, home education, youth groups, universities, and adult learners groups.

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Days and Times

School visits can be booked in the following time slots Tuesday to Friday

10am - 12pm

12:30pm - 2:30pm

3pm - 5pm

Please note Tuesday – Thursday we are open exclusively for education bookings and on Fridays the building is also open to the public.

Booking

Booking is essential for all groups, at this time we’re not taking bookings please sign up to our mailing list to find out when we’ll be open for school trips.

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FAQ

Is there coach parking?

The National Videogame Museum does not have any parking facilities.

Coaches can drop off and pick up at the bust stops on Angel Street or the Haymarket.

What do we do for Lunch?

We can provide a room for packed lunches. There are also a variety of eateries in the surrounding area if you wish to allow students to leave the premises for lunch.

Is the building accessible?

The National Videogame Museum is fully accessible via a ramp at the main entrance to the building.

Is it suitable for SEN visitors?

We always advise SEN educators to visit us prior to booking your visit to assess whether the galleries are suitable for your students. The galleries can be unsuitable for light or noise sensitive guests.

Is it open to the public?

Parts of the building where the NVM is housed are open and accessible to the public at all times. We expect all visitors to adhere to our Anti Harassment Policy.

Is there a gift shop?

There is a gift shop, but we do not build a shop visit into our sessions. Your students are welcome to visit the gift shop at your discretion.

Is Virtual Reality suitable for everyone?

We have a VIVE Virtual Reality headset in the galleries. Although there are no health warnings connected to using the VIVE, we recommend people make an individual assessment if they have dependants sensitive to light, motion, or claustrophobia.

How can we pay?

We can accept payment via BACS, card, cheque, or cash.

Cancellations between 8 and 21 days will be charged 50% of the total booking cost.

Cancellations of 7 days or less will be charged 100%.  

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