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National Videogame Arcade Nottingham

by BecSorby (follow)
When I was growing up, Sonic the Hedgehog and Donkey Kong were all the rage in video games (I'm clearly showing my age.) Now, it's all about online gaming, Minecraft and well, to be honest, that’s about the extent of my current video game knowledge.

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The National Videogame Museum is a wonderful trip down memory lane for parents who grew up glued to the Sega, Atari or Nintendo, and is a fantastic way for kids to play the newest games and see what mum and dad used to play as kids.

This is a 'museum' with a difference – you won't find the exhibits hidden behind glass here – this place is hands on and everyone can have a go at the games!

Image: National Videogame Arcade


There are three galleries across three floors, all dedicated to video games of the past and present, but also the future, with the ‘Mission Control’ area giving visitors the opportunity to play a game about making games – control the game while you play it!

The Early Access Greenhouse is a game changer – literally. This is where you can have a look at the games that aren’t finished yet and actually give the developers some feedback into what you think – it’s your chance to influence a real game!

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect to the Arcade is the history of videogames, as told by the games themselves. You’ll see some old classic consoles, cassettes and discs alongside the latest in gaming, meaning there’s really something here for everyone.

Image: National Videogame Arcade


Admission is £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for concession holders. A family ticket is £30 for two adults and two children, or one adult and three concessions. Children under 5 are free to enter, as are carers accompanying disabled visitors. You can also become a member of the museum and enjoy cheaper prices on entry.

You can book tickets in advance via the website here. The museum is open between 10am and 6pm from Friday to Sunday, bank holidays and every day of the school holidays. You can leave and come back as you please during opening hours.

Even if you're not a big fan of gaming, this is one museum that is worth a look. It's fun for all ages and is a great way for parents to relive some awesome childhood memories.

Essential Information
The National Videogame Arcade
24-32 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN
0115 881 3091
Website: https://www.thenva.com



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