Each year, The National Videogame Arcade welcomes thousands of students from all around the country.

Managed by The National Videogame Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that is helping to develop the role of videogames in culture, education and society, the NVA has a vast number of options to make sure that your visit helps you and your students learn, develop and evolve your skills.

Along with the core visitor attraction we offer unique, curriculum focused and innovative educational packages for visitors to experience, ranging from workshops in Python and Gamemaker 2 to a creating potato and banana controllers with Makey Makey.

What is it about?

The National Videogame Arcade offers three floors of interactive exhibitions and a series of interactive workshops to enhance your students learning.

Through our education programmes we aim to:

  • Engage with all areas of the curriculum via digital learning.

  • Encourage engagement within STEM.

  • Reach out to those with limited access to digital learning.

Our inspirational curriculum-linked education visits use creative games, digital technology and creative media to help students gain a practical foothold in STEM subjects. We deliver memorable education programs suitable for Key Stages 1-5 and beyond. We welcome visits from all education institutes including SEN, home education, youth groups, universities, and adult learners groups.

 Experiencing the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s 1995 entry into the 3D console market.

Experiencing the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s 1995 entry into the 3D console market.


Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-17pm (Open exclusively for education bookings)
Fridays: 10am-17pm Open to the public and education bookings)


To make a booking, please complete the enquiry form and we'll get right back to you!



We have a comprehensive selections of workshops to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions we get asked.