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.


LAUNCHING APRIL 8th : THE DIZZY ROOM!

 

Our curators have been working hard with legendary developers The Oliver Twins
to bring you an exclusive new exhibition room about gaming's favourite egg!


 


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Mission Control

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. 

 

GAME INSPECTORS

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!


Minecraft suite

We know you love Minecraft. 
We do too!

Most days we feature a number of special guided Minecraft sessions where you can build and play with a team of brand new friends. Battle against enemies in our Hunger Games arena, traverse your way through our obstacle course, and compete to be the best in our Build Battle! 
(If you know someone who REALLY loves Minecraft, perhaps you should think about a special Minecraft birthday party....)