The National Videogame Museum

The UK’s national cultural centre for videogames.

We think videogames are for everyone.

Here, you can explore how they are made, who makes them, and even why they are made. You can play them and make them. You can attend workshops to learn how they are made. You can discover careers within the UK’s fastest growing creative industry. 

Our doors are currently closed, but we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

We’re gearing up right now to offer you more ways to play and learn at home, so watch this space for more news on our lockdown activities!

Using Piskel to Make Pixel Art

Step 1: Drawing your Piskel Using the tools below, start drawing and see what you can create! Pen Tool This tool is your main way of drawing! You can choose the size of the pen too. Or select the ‘Add new frame‘ to add a blank frame! By editing your creation on the next frame, […]

Lockdown Level 2

As required by the recently announced National Lockdown we have closed our doors to visitors but hope to be open again as soon as we are allowed.

Outdated Update: Sheffield Tier 3 Lockdown

UPDATE (26th November 2020): This information was written prior to the strengthening of the Tier 3 restrictions on 2nd December 2020. As of the current restrictions, we will remain closed. Please check back for further information, and keep an eye on our social channels. Earlier today (21st October 2020) Sheffield City Council announced that the […]

We’ve been voted UK Families’ Favourite Lockdown Activities

We’ve won an award for our fun family activities during lockdown in the Family Friendly Museum Award From Home! We were awarded a top prize yesterday in the online awards ceremony. Charity Kids in Museums has held its annual Family Friendly Museum Award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly museums and […]

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Find out what we’ve done to keep you safe.