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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. 

We are open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

NVM Now Open on Wednesdays!

Due to incredible demand over the summer holidays period, the NVM has now extended its opening hours to Wednesday – Sunday every week. The NVM will be open all school holidays too, such as the upcoming October Half Term from October 23rd – 31st.

The Animal Crossing Diaries Launches Today

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) is delighted to announce the launch of its new online exhibition.
This new website showcases the experiences of players of the social simulation videogame Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the 2020/21 lockdown period. These experiences and stories were collected via an online open call and have now been selectively curated and showcased on a new dedicated website.

Atari 2600 10-in-1 – PlayThings

Until the day that we can directly control games with our minds, and that future might not be too far away, these pieces of degrading plastic and electronics, imbued with our memories of interacting with the soaring narratives or dazzling mechanical inputs, offer the primary way for us to engage with our favourite medium.

Announcing the Gang Beasts Takeover event!

From 22nd July to the 31st August, the NVM will be open every day, with a special exhibit about Sheffield’s best wobbly brawler – Gang Beasts! We’ve partnered up with local developers Boneloaf to give our visitors an insight into how they made the worldwide smash-hit game.

The Self Care Jam

A week-long remote event to explore self-care and making games, experiences and things together — 4 Days of Thinking Together + 3 Days of Making. Recruiting now!

NVM Announces Playing with Power project

The National Videogame Museum is delighted to announce that it is being supported by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund for its new project: Playing with Power. This support will allow the museum to continue growing and innovating, as we continue opening post-lockdown.

Play TimeCrashers

Lose yourself in this free immersive online experience which takes you on a unique virtual journey. Set in Sheffield’s only time-travelling nightclub, you are invited to travel back through time and experience a number of different historical eras each with a link to Sheffield’s colourful history.

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