Haunted National Videogame Museum!

6th October – 31st October 2021

This year we’re having some spooky Halloween fun at the museum!

From October 6th to October 31st, visitors to the NVM will be able to play some extra special spooky videogames during their visit, such as games from the Luigi’s Mansion series and retro classics like Castlevania and Mystery House.

Open every day in Half Term: Oct 20th – Oct 31st

As an extra special treat (or trick?), during October half term we will be open every day with special activities and events!

All Halloween costumes are optional, but encouraged!

Gallery Ghost Hunt

WANTED: Ghost hunters! This Halloween some sneaky ghosts have escaped from our favourite Luigi’s Mansion videogames and we need your help to find them…

Explore the galleries, solve the case and enter our giveaway for your chance to win an NVM goody bag!

Recommended for ages 5 – 12

Luigi’s Halloween Takeover

It’s Halloween Time…and Luigi Time!

Grab your vacuum cleaner and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Luigi’s Mansion with us. In Luigi’s Halloween Takeover you can find out more about his starring appearances in games in the Mario franchise.

Haunted Houses Bundle

A selection of spooky games from the 80s that lead you through a series of haunted houses…and moments in gaming history!

Discover the origins of text in videogames, what a metroidvania is and take part in some vintage Atari fun!

Horrible Hi-Score

Show off some tricks to win a treat!

Every day that we’re open over October Half Term, we’ll be holding a daily hi-score competition. School those ghouls on a mystery spooky game from our collection.

Spoᵒoᵒky Dream Machine

Using our Dream Machine, we’re giving you the chance to make your own ghost, and then bring it to life! Draw a ghost and then let it loose on our dream machine!

Over 80 Games to play!

All the above is in addition to the full museum experience, and included at no extra cost. This will be the spookiest Halloween event in Sheffield!

Take a look at what else you can expect on your visit here.

The Halloween Event for All Ages!

Whilst this event is going to be spooky, it’s suitable for all ages.

Before your visit, be sure to take a look at our Covid-19 precautions on this page.