VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
WINNER OF 2014 AND 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Located in the heart of Rome, VIGAMUS is the only Museum in Italy dedicated to Video Games. A modern center, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the History of Video Games and discover the evolution of a young art form with an illustrious past behind, made of memorable characters and compelling stories. Inside the Museum people can explore different areas, divided between Exhibition Areas, Interactive Areas with over 50 free playable stations, and the Oculus Room, the only Center in the world where it is possible to experience the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality device permanently.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sofia B
Lisbon, Portugal1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
10 euros per person for a 24 hour ticket.
It's far from everything else touristic, and not worth the trip.
It's in a cave (but not a cool-gaming-cave) and it's not well organized.
Sure, you can play arcade and see a few old games. That's fun. But that's it.
Written 22 February 2024
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The museum is north to the Vatican, far from the tourist attraction, and located in something like a small community center - which means you must travel there by public transportation.
We visited such a museum in Berlin (which was great) , so we could compare.
We arrived in the evening, the place was infested with mosquitos ( all 4 of us got our blood sucked). Most of the computers/machines were turned off - as far as I can remember, only a few machines worked. The place had maybe 5 other visitors, and the worked were busy installing what seemed to be VR hardware.
It might be (and hopefully it is) better today, but a year ago it was very disappointing and a waste of time.
Written 9 September 2023
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Joyce S
Falkirk, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Something a bit different to do when in Rome, especially if you have any gamers in the family. My son, and husband, had a ball here. Lots of different games and a VR to try out (some worked, some not great at working), but that didn't deter them, or me - yes I will admit to smashing my total at Space Invaders!! Good display of older models too and having to explain to my son what some of them were ... Not too far a walk after taking the metro to the closest stop as per the directions on the Vigamus' website.
Written 24 February 2023
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Penny
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great collection and story of videogames, but the most important everything works and you can try and play as much as you want! Very nice workers, quite and fresh atmosphere.
Written 12 August 2022
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Henry Elliss
Reading, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
AMAZING place to visit with kids who might be a bit "over" the sights of Rome. Affordable to enter and both the adults and kids spent hours trying out the old consoles, arcade machines and reminiscing about video gaming history. Highly recommended for families with gamer-kids.
Written 19 April 2022
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Tamar
Holon, Israel6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are few things that makes this place the best museum in Italy and the best video games museum in the world:
1. It costs only 8 euros! That's the cheapest museum in Rome!
And, with this ticket you can see the history of video games (literally),and play 60 different games! From old game machines to new counsels, and even a VR section!
No need to add more money!

2. It's unique and I really never seen some museums like this before, I even think it's the only one of it's kind.

3. It's not even a small place. It may seems small from outside but soon as you going in... Wow.
So many rooms with so many games
It was a great fun
And there is mo rush you can play till closing time.
Written 18 February 2020
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Saskia
Lanaken, Belgium5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
They have a great collection of arcade games you can play once more. Felt like a blast from the past. Lot of great games in their collection with some interesting explanations and details about it. We had a great time, spend an our of 2 - 3
Written 16 November 2019
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Lambda Traveler
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
They have some solid pieces of collection in there, but what...a...mess.

First of all, it's really small.

The collection is badly organized, consoles and computers are put in some random order behind glass.

It's lacking a ton of video games history, and it really emphasizes on very old computers and consoles (C64, vectrex, Atari, etc...)

A lot could be done to put more documentation, and enlighten that nice collection they have here.

I've been to several video games museums in different countries, and many had that "passionate vibe".
I didn't feel it here.

Side-note :
On Tuesday and Thursday, they advertise virtual reality.
The reality : a small room with one occulus rift on which you can try a 3min ride or a psVR on with you can play a quick game of beat saber. Why not.

My girlfriend had never tried virtual reality so she was excited to try it for the first time.
She tried a 3min gunfight scene, and after that I asked the staff guy if she could try the rollercoaster.
He refused ("one ride per person only"), which I could easily understand if the museum was full, but it was absolutely empty and nobody was waiting (we were like 6 people total in the whole museum).

It was sad to see someone working in a business that should be about passion that wasn't wanting to transmit that passion to someone excited by the novelty.

I was expecting a "video game museum", it was a disappointment.

If you are just expecting the ability to play some arcade machines, then it's ok then.
Written 20 August 2019
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marie r
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Yes, yes and yes.Do you love gaming? Then you must go here!! :D We spent two hours here. So much fun
Written 10 August 2019
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Matt R
Brooklyn, WI8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was impressed with the collection of games and consoles, and they have done a good job of presenting the history of the industry. It was an enjoyable walk back in time. Given that it is marketed as a museum, it is probably set up too much with youth in mind as opposed to an “adult” museum, but I can understand the tension in positioning in the market. Could use a little cleaning and upkeep, but it was fine. Worth the money for the uniqueness, if gaming is of interest. Being able to play and original Atari ET game was a riot...their display of the New Mexico landfill was great.
Written 26 June 2019
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