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The National Videogame Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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Loved this place. Initially, in entering I was slightly disappointed to see how small it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
So much fun!

This evening after work, six proper grown ups went to the NVM and we LOVED it! So many games... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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The National Videogame Arcade is now the National Videogame Museum - and it's in Sheffield! Discover the past, present and future of play in a brand new, interactive, family-friendly museum. Explore LOADS of different games. Learn about the art...more
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24-32 Carlton Street | Sheffield, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
+44 114 321 0299
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry, but If this really is the National Videogame Museum, then i expected a lot more. Of course, If you’re running this to make a few quid and then close it down in 12 months, then you’ve got the right business model. But if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MartinB3665
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's just the sort of thing you'd get at any retro game event but in even smaller numbers. No real "exhibits" just a bunch of arcades and consoles, that are all set to free play. The problem with this, and how few there are, is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now in Sheffield, with an enormous space to grow into. The educational, historical side is quite thin at the moment, with signs posted about the various games and their place in history, and I'm hopeful that as the years go by, there will be more...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JSSAmber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Initially, in entering I was slightly disappointed to see how small it was. However, we had loads of fun and spent atleast 4.5 hours here. We especially loved the Rub a Dub duck game and the snowball throwing game. Some games were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JuliaR489
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This evening after work, six proper grown ups went to the NVM and we LOVED it! So many games giving huge throwbacks to our childhoods; as well as other games that you’re not likely to see elsewhere that bring a unique edge. A fantastic way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kateattat
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Caution: it's now in SHEFFIELD, not Nottingham. First off it's nearly a tenner a head, which actually if you spend 2-3 hours in there is not bad value. A nice variety of games to play, most of which were working. But there seemed to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Armstrno
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I have attempted to update the location, address etc to the Sheffield info, but the ‘system’ wont accept them all. Anyhow, i visited here today hoping for a fantastic nostalgic trip down old video game memory lane. I remember the arcade machines arriving at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 25antonyb
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We went to the museum when it was in Nottingham many times & had hours of gaming & fun. Now this has moved to Sheffield it is a shadow of if previous setup in Nottingham. There was clearly not enough games & consoles to deal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gary J
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We were thrilled that this had moved to Sheffield and decided to take all the family down to recover from the Christmas festivities. Firstly, entry was more expensive than we expected. £11 per person is steep, not giving value for money unless you plan to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KimieSas
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This is not a museum, it's a big room with a few old games you can play. There is no educational value at all. There is little to no information for each game and no explanation of controls. There is no logic to why these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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18 May 2017|
Response from 907philt | Reviewed this property |
it's great took my son 14 and he loved the retro vibe and also the VR game. enjoy
Rebecca S
19 April 2017|
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Response from JK2605 | Reviewed this property |
£9.50 per adult. It's all on their website
11 April 2017|
Response from Iain S |
Hello there. The galleries are open from 10-6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - but everyday during school holidays. To plan your visit in advance, if you book using the site, it'll show you the days when the galleries... More