The National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the UK’s only museum dedicated solely to videogames with a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone. Forever.


Located in Sheffield city centre, The National Videogame Museum features over 100 playable exhibits, from retro arcade machines to modern games consoles alongside unique exhibitions. The Museum is ideal for school trips, allowing students and teachers alike to explore the history and culture of videogames spanning 50 years through expertly curated displays featured in both permanent and seasonal exhibitions.

Self-led visits allow students to explore our fully playable gallery and are a great way to support classroom learning for all ages. Explore the wide range of star objects in cabinet displays or utilise team building multiplayer games to help facilitate your own teaching. We also provide teacher packs to help with discussion points before, during or after your trip.

A variety of workshops developed by our award winning Learning Team are available as an additional option. Students will learn how videogames are made through these stimulating workshops tailored to their age range (from Primary to Further Education). Workshops include the opportunity to build a controller or use pixel art to design and animate a character, both specifically designed to allow students to develop a wide range of STEAM skills.

Find out more about our Educational Visits: https://thenvm.org/learning/educational-visits/

Accessibility
The NVM has step-free access and is all on one floor making it accessible for all wheelchair users, while ear defenders are also available on request for visitors with audio sensitivities. Whilst food and drink isn’t permitted on the gallery floor, soft drinks are available for purchase at the front desk, while a picnic area is available if booked in advance. The Museum also features a gift shop with a range of items available from pocket money souvenirs to videogame memorabilia.

Testimonials:
“Year 5 have had a fantastic day in Sheffield playing video games and making their own
controllers. Thanks for having us!”
Greenmount Primary School, June 2022

“The visit itself was excellent. Many students who struggle in school found the whole day
highly engaging and worthwhile. It was highly informative, with clear links to careers and FE
courses, ticking off some Gatsby benchmarks for us in school. And the games that students
could play were brilliant! Really enjoyable day all round!”
Mr. O. Murtagh, Crawshaw Academy June, 2022

“Great afternoon with a class of Y6 children – all sorts of different games and an excellent
workshop about building your own controller. Very nostalgic for the adults, too.”
Luke Parnaby, Google Reviews, June 2023.

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Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome,

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Conference Facilities, Risk Assessment Available,

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    Opening Hours

    School bookings are available every day throughout the week.
    Public opening times:
    Mon – Wed: Closed
    Thurs – Fri: 1pm – 4pm
    Sat – Sun: 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm

    Pricing

    Self-Led Visits: £9 per student
    Visits with a workshop: £10 per student

    Address

    Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield S3 8LN

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