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.

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.

Director’s Cuts – 23rd June 2021

Sonic’s Birthday Some advice… If you ever find yourself in the lucky position of running a videogame festival or museum, one of the constant challenges you’re going to have is developing a constant, varied programme. It’s a useful exercise to look toward forthcoming videogame anniversaries or birthdays as a starting point. These can not only […]

NVM Reopens on Friday 21st May

The National Videogame Museum will be reopening its doors for you to Play The Museum on Friday 21st May. It has been over a year since we were last open fully, and despite a short period at the end of last Summer, we’ve missed welcoming the public into our videogame galleries.

A Love Letter to Animal Crossing

As Valentine’s Day approaches we’d like to share with you some of the declarations of love we’ve received from the Open Call

LEGO Development Wrap Trophy – PlayThings

Developing a videogame is often a difficult and time-consuming endeavour. Some games have taken almost two decades to develop – yes, we’re all looking at you Shenmue III. These distinct LEGO Development Wrap Trophies are made as a playful recognition for the tremendously hard work that goes into producing videogames.

Pokémon Gatcha Figurine – PlayThings

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.

OPEN! The Animal Crossing Diaries

The Animal Crossing Diaries Open Call is open for business this Christmas! Find out how to submit your experiences to the new collection!

Tier 3 Museum Shop Opening

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!

Sheffield Tier 3 Announcement (December 2020)

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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