Thurs: 1pm – 4pm
Fri: 1pm – 4pm
Sat: 10.30am – 1pm, 2.30pm – 5pm
Sun: 10.30am – 1pm, 2.30pm – 5pm
Sheffield School Holidays
The NVM opens every day during Sheffield School Holidays.
22nd July – 31st August:
10.00am – 12:30pm
1:30pm – 4:00pm
4.30pm – 7:00pm
For complete opening times, please visit our online shop.
Under 5s: FREE
- Pre-booking tickets is recommended but not essential. Tickets are available on the door, but there is limited capacity.
- Tickets are valid only for the date and time slot on the ticket.
- During your visit you are welcome to come and go as you please.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket at all times.
Your contact information will be retained in accordance with the UK Government COVID-19 guidance. This information may be shared with NHS Test and Trace if required. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
The National Videogame Museum,
If you park at NCP Hartshead Square it’s a 2 minute walk from the museum and we’re able to offer you 24 hour parking at £8.30. Ask at the box office for a car park validation ticket (subject to availability).
The NVM is about a 10 minute walk from Sheffield station.
Castle Square is the nearest tram stop to the NVM, it’s about a 30 second walk from the entrance.
We’re right in Sheffield city centre so we’re super easy to reach by bus. Use Travel South Yorkshire journey planner to help you get here
The National Videogame Musuem is fully step-free. It is all on one floor, which means that the entire museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
The museum is loud and it can be an overwhelming experience for those with sensory sensitivity – we’ll advertise times when we’ll turn the volume and the lights down – please keep an eye on our calendar.
Please note that we are a museum intended for all ages, and not a children’s play centre. While there are many exciting exhibits that children will enjoy, children under 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times. This is for their own safety, and the safety of our exhibits.
Being situated in the heart of Sheffield, there are many eateries and places to pick up food very near by. Within a couple of minutes walk, you can find Subway, Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonald’s and Greggs. There are also mini Co-Op, Sainsbury’s and Tesco supermarkets.
Within the same building (around the corner!), you can find the Kommune food court, serving street food from around the globe, as well as fantastic coffee.
Food cannot be consumed in the Museum, we recommend eating before or after your visit.
Here are some of the things we are doing to keep our visitors and staff safe.
- Visitor numbers are restricted by running selected time slots.
- Each time slot will have a limied capacity.
- Exhibits are grouped into ‘sets’ of experiences that bubbles can experience together.
- Each ‘set’ is isolated using social distancing or perspex screens.
- Whilst we are not implementing a one-way system, our floors are clearly marked to create isolated zones.
Face Coverings Mandatory
- Visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times in the venue, other than where there is a medical exemption or for very young children.
- Face coverings will be on sale at cost for all visitors but we recommend you bring your own.
- Staff will wear face coverings at all times when interacting with the public or cleaning.
- As we cannot fully sanitise controllers after each visitor contact, hand-sanitisation is thus the primary form of virus security.
- Visitors will be asked and actively encouraged throughout their visit to regularly sanitise their hands. Minimally after visiting each ‘set’ of exhibits.