The National Videogame Museum

The UK's national cultural centre for videogames, The National Videogame Museum is on a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret videogames for everyone.

Inside the iconic Castle House building in Sheffield, you'll find an interactive museum dedicated to exploring the culture, playfulness, design and people behind videogames, as well as encouraging visitors to develop their own game-making abilities.

Even better is that the Museum is open everyday during the summer holidays between 10am - 6.30pm. Click here to book your session.

Play Together this Summer!

Additional Information

The Museum is split into several exhibition and play areas. The museum now has over 100 playable exhibits.

The Arcade

Play the fantastic arcade machine collection including much-loved classics like Space Invaders, Pacman and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. You won't need any coins though, as you pay can free play your way though all the arcade games, for as along as you like.

Game Bundles

Discover and play the huge games collection in exhibitions that tell new stories about games, how they are made and the people that made them. Play the favourites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario as well as new game bundles added to the galleries - Playtime and Uemara’s Playlist.

Other bundles include Gravity, Textbox, Driving, Words Per Minute, Bonus Levels and much, much more.


Introducing our latest bundle to the museum in time for the summer, Playtime features four fun and accessible games that are perfect for all the family to pick up and play or just competitive enough for friends to best themselves.

Uemara’s Playlist

Play games handpicked Masayuki Uemura - the legendary lead architect of Nintendo's NES and SNES games consoles. Includes rare games that were only ever released in Japan!

Made in Sheffield!

Being based in the amazing Steel City, the museum showcases some of the rich history of videogaming that has been created right here, in Sheffield. From Monty Mole to Zool to Snake Pass to Gang Beasts - some of the best loved titles in all of gamedom were created here.

Platform 14

This exhibit explores Nintendo's classic, Donkey Kong, with 14 different versions of the platforming behemoth, all from different platforms and consoles.

The Lab

The Lab is the creative core of the NVM, it’s all about game-making, game experiments and games in development. Here you can play and test unreleased and unfinished games, before anyone else in the world.

New Additions for Summer

  • Play Together Passport - Perfect for families and younger people, play together and collect stamps for your very own passport.
  • Weekly Drop In Game Making Workshops
  • Daily Hi-Score Hero Competitions
  • Weekly Object Handling Sessions
  • Summer Themed Colouring Station
  • Brand new goodies in the Shop

Accessibility Information

See full details of the museum's accessibility on their website here.