Hire The Museum

Private Hire at the National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the home of UK games culture, and a perfect venue for your next event.

Opened in November 2018, the NVM has welcomed 40,000 visitors to its home in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. Showcasing over 100 different playable exhibits, it has built a reputation as a unique cultural destination, that is able to attract and engage an audience of all ages.

As well as the core visitor attraction, we also offer room hire, unique events and away days.

Our Spaces

The Museum currently has two spaces that are available to hire for private bookings. 

The Gallery

The largest of our private hire rooms, and our main exhibition space, boasting capacity for up to 150 guests.

The gallery is permanently filled with 80 playable videogames and gaming related exhibits. Its versatility makes it perfectly suited to large or small scale events.

Previous events held here include: game launches; award ceremonies; networking events and parties.

Standing: 150
Seated Area: 60

The Workshop

The Workshop is perfect for staff away days, CPD and training events with the museum being accessible and playable throughout the lunch break, ideal for team building and ice breakers. 

We offer a catered and no catered option with water and refreshments provided throughout your workshop.

Seated: 40


Nestled within the historic Castle House building, the NVM is right in the heart of the Gaming Quarter in Sheffield. You can hire out our distinctive building for your special event, product launch or celebration.

You will have your own dedicated events manager to help you create an event to remember. On the day your host and the NVM crew will be there to really ‘power up’ your night.

Events we have experience hosting include:

  • Game launches
  • Film screenings
  • Award ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Team building
  • Away days

Why Choose Us?

The National Videogame Museum is a totally unique and fun event space, located right in the heart of Sheffield.

As well as being a free-play arcade, we are also the home to a broad history of videogame culture and artifacts.

Benefits of hiring out space include:

  • A unique event space
  • Central location
  • Close transport links
  • Professional experienced events team
  • Discounted day parking at nearby secure carpark
  • Free access to WiFi
  • Full technical and event support


“[The NVM] was a great fit for our audience and gave all of our delegates (100 plus) full-access to all of the arcade machines and accommodated our food and drink requests. The staff at the NVM were really accommodating and knowledgeable. It went so well we’ve booked again for 2020. What made it special for us as a private hire venue, is that you have free reign of the whole museum and it is a truly unique place to network and play.” – Jonny Briggs, Field.design