National Videogame Museum

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 family-friendly Museum allows visitors to explore the history and culture of videogames spanning 50 years through expertly curated displays featured in both permanent and seasonal exhibitions.

Star objects on display shine a spotlight on gaming culture and history, while children and adults alike can discover the importance of videogame preservation through playable exhibits. Play arcade classics like Donkey Kong and Space Invaders, battle it out between old rivals Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario, or join family and friends in a variety of multiplayer games. Work together or compete with favourites like Track & Field, Rockband, or Sheffield’s own party game Gang Beasts or even discover games made exclusively for the NVM like Super Snowball Fight Party, a six-player game created by the Museum’s own creative engineer!

Sheffield's strong game heritage is also celebrated in the Museum, hosting games from the city and surrounding Yorkshire areas. Favourites include Sumo Digital’s Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing, Gremlin Graphics’ Zool and Team 17’s Worms.

Alongside weekly openings throughout the year, the Museum is open every day during the school holidays, where visitors can enjoy additional drop-in workshops developed by the NVM’s award winning Learning Team. From designing a videogame character to programming a mini-robot, the activities are both fun and varied!

The National Videogame Museum also welcomes school trips that include optional STEAM based activities and workshops, while birthday parties and private hires are also popular events available for bookings.

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.

Come Play The Museum - perfect for videogame fans and those interested in its culture of all ages.

Play The Museum: book your visit here.


Standard Ticket
£13.00 (including donation)
For visitors aged 18 and over.

Under 18 Ticket
£10.00 (including donation)
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 5's Go Free

£11.00 (including donation)

Family Ticket
£42.00 (including donation)

Additional Information

Opening times:

Thursday & Friday: 1pm - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Open everyday during the school holidays (10am - 5pm)

Accessibility Information

See full details of the museum's accessibility on their website here.