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!
Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue for the Nintendo Game Boy burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. These cute ‘Pocket Monsters’ dominated childhoods across the world [including mine]. Once physical figurines of Pokémon started to release, it became quite expensive to Catch ‘Em All.
This lockdown, we want to help parents and kids who are now pivoting to learning from home (again). Here’s a list of introductory lessons to get young people started making a videogame!
From the horizontal and vertical dials of the venerable Magnavox Odyssey, to the motion controls of a Nintendo Wii remote (seriously, please wear the wrist strap), there is a diverse family of videogame controllers that translate our button presses or over-enthusiastic tennis swings into on-screen action. How did you hold yours?
The Lemmings Adventure Gamebooks illustrate that there are plenty of interesting physical objects within videogame history that straddle different mediums.
The Animal Crossing Diaries Open Call is open for business this Christmas! Find out how to submit your experiences to the new collection!
Over the years, the Atari 2600 game E.T. The Extra Terrestrial has got a pretty bad rap. Videogame history to almost single-handedly blame it for the 1983 US market crash.
We (currently) don’t know if we’ll be able to open later this month. But should Sheffield be taken down to Tier 2, we will be open from Saturday 19th and throughout the Christmas period. More details on that to come soon!
Twine helps you to create interactive stories that lets your reader choose how the story goes! This guide shows you how to start making your own interactive adventure!
Do you want to help rewrite Scrooge’s Christmas adventures and learn how to create an interactive story in Twine? Click here to find out how to take part.
After the announcement today (26th November 2020) that Sheffield will be placed into an increased Tier 3 lockdown, we can confirm that the Museum will not be able to reopen on 4th December as we had originally planned.
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