The national videogame arcade Galleries
The National Videogame Arcade has three carefully curated galleries, taking you through some of the most interesting videogames of the past, present and future.
This isn't a traditional museum though... Our games aren't behind glass, we want you to experience and play as much as you can.
From vintage arcade cabinets, to Virtual Reality to cutting-edge independent titles that aren't even finished yet - we're here to show you that there's something in videogames for everyone.
More importantly, we want to inspire you to make your own...
Tickets for admission to our galleries can be booked in advance online, or at the ticket desk on the day of your visit.
We also sell Ticket Vouchers if you need that special gift! These can also be purchased online or at the ticket desk.
Our exclusive new exhibition takes you deep inside the process of how Football Manager, one of the most popular simulation games in the World is created.
Unseen documents and objects from the Sports Interactive archives, unique installations - THIS is how the Beautiful game gets made.
THE DIZZY ROOM - FINAL MONTHS!
Working with legendary developers The Oliver Twins, the NVA brings you an exclusive exhibition room about gaming's favourite egg!
The Dizzy Room closes in 2017, so make the most of the chance to see it.
A game about making games!
Take command of Mission Control for the ultimate creative space battle in which you control every aspect of the game.
Don’t like the soundtrack? Remix it with the faders!
Want a different alien? Draw your own and scan it into the game!
Want to change the animation? Do it whilst you play!
All of the changes happen in real-time while the game is being played.
Mission Control invites everyone to play AND make the game…
The Hall of Inputs
Videogames can be controlled in lots of different ways and the Hall of Inputs has most of them!
Strap in and race Sonic with a steering wheel.
Solve puzzles as Indiana Jones with a mouse.
Save the world by fighting missiles with a trackball.
Get your groove on in the music room.
We're adding new ways to play all the time!
Early access greenhouse
A chance to play games while they're still being made!
Our early access greenhouse shows you games that aren't finished yet, giving you a chance to give your feedback to the developers to influence their designs.
It's not always easy to explain how games work, especially if you've not played them very much. So, that's where Game Inspectors come in!
Get a unique look inside games like you've never seen before...
A HISTORY OF VIDEOGAMES IN 100 OBJECTS
Travel through the story of videogames, as told in things ! The Magnavox Odyssey, Commodore 64, pirated home cassettes, gold master discs - this gallery has them all to discover - and lots more!