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. 

The perfect day out for those that love videogames.

We’re still open! Sheffield Tier 3 Lockdown

Earlier today (21st October 2020) Sheffield City Council announced that the Sheffield City Region will be entering a Tier 3 lockdown on Saturday at 00:01am. This includes the surrounding cities of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. Despite this lockdown forcing many hospitality venues to close, we will be continuing to remain open for this period. This […]

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 […]

The BGI wins Culture Recovery Grant

The NVM wins lifesaving grant from Culture Recovery Fund

Earlier today (12th October 2020) we were delighted to find out that we have received critical support from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund. This grant enables us to keep operating through these incredibly unprecedented times. We’d like to thank all of our supporters, who have kept us going through our darkest hours at the […]

Animal Crossing New Horizons landscape photograph

The Animal Crossing Diaries

We are super excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Museum Association to collect histories of those who have been playing and living with ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ during the lockdown period.

Thank You

When we asked you came to our rescue. Thanks to your generosity, our Museum, our small team and our charity is still here.

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Keeping Safe

Here are some of the things we are doing to keep our visitors and staff safe.

Social Distancing

  • Visitor numbers are restricted by running booking-only time slots.
  • Each time slot will have a maximum of 60 people.
  • Exhibits are grouped into ‘sets’ of experiences that bubbles can experience together. 
  • Each ‘set’ is isolated using social distancing or perspex screens. 
  • Whilst we are not implementing a one-way system, our floors are clearly marked to create isolated zones.

Face Coverings Mandatory

  • Visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times in the venue, other than where there is a medical exemption or for very young children.
  • Face coverings will be on sale at cost for all visitors but we recommend you bring your own.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times when interacting with the public or cleaning. 

Hand Sanitising

  • As we cannot fully sanitise controllers after each visitor contact, hand-sanitisation is thus the primary form of virus security.
  • Visitors will be asked and actively encouraged throughout their visit to regularly sanitise their hands. Minimally after visiting each ‘set’ of exhibits.