Relive videogame history with a trip to Sheffield.
The past, present and future of video games will be available to explore at the new National Videogame Museum in Sheffield which opens this November 24. The exhibit will be the UK’s only permanent games museum that celebrates video games and the people who make them.
The NVM will host scores of playable consoles and arcade machines, exhibitions from game studios, their games and how they are made, as well as cultural festivals, clubs for kids and parents, and a host of events. The NVM will feature unique exhibitions reaching back to the industry’s birth and forward to games still in development.
Following an acclaimed run in Nottingham as the National Videogame Arcade, the new museum will build on a pedigree of strong review scores, consecutive TripAdvisor awards and 50,000 visitors a year.
“We’ve always tried to do more than just put out games for people to play. In our dynamic new space, we’re bringing video game creators into the Museum to meet their players, showing visitors what games mean and responding to our community’s requests and ideas for new exhibits.”, said Iain Simons, Culture Director of the BGI, which runs the NVM. “
The National Videogame Museum aims to educate the public about the art, science, history and technology of video games; celebrating videogame culture and allowing the public to play a significant portion of its exhibits, which include heritage games consoles, arcade machines, and virtual reality games, including games unique to the Museum.