Anyone and everyone can play and make videogames!

The NVM’s mission is to use playful learning to inspire and engage new generations with the science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) skills we all need to thrive in the modern world.

We aim to inspire new people, especially those from the UK’s many different communities, to make new games about new kinds of subjects. We offer lots of inspiring ways to do that!

Take a look at the short animation below to learn more about the ways playing and making videogames can teach young people about Digital Literacies and help develop critical STEAM skills and knowledge.

Produced in collaboration between The School of Education at The University of Sheffield, MakerFutures and The NVM.

School Trips

Videogames are a powerful and inspiring tool for students of all ages. They allow young people to explore their creativity, gain valuable STEAM skills and have fun while learning. We have welcomed thousands of students, delivering programmes of learning which celebrate and challenge videogame culture, and giving them the chance to explore our interactive exhibitions.

Find out more about booking an inspiring school trip to the National Videogame Museum.

Learn at Home

Want to start making videogames at home? Have a great idea for a videogame? Get creative and explore our award-nominated free learning resources.

Find out more about making our Free Learning Resources here!

We are also featured in Twinkl’s Museums Campaign. Twinkl also have a wide variety of museum-related resources on their site.


Join Pixelheads, our community for young people to learn about how to make videogames through a series of inspirational training sessions and talks on our YouTube channel.

Find out more about Pixelheads and how you can take part!

Family Learning

The galleries are the perfect place to learn about, play and even make videogames together. Find out about why the National Videogame Museum is great for families and – coming soon – join exciting workshops for families to make videogames together.

Find out more about why the National Videogame Museum is great for families.