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National Videogame Museum

The National Videogame Museum is the UKs cultural centre for videogames. We are a place that explores what games are, how and why they are made, and who made them. This means exploring and documenting who plays them, and what they mean to their players.

COVID 19 UPDATE: The museum is currently still closed to the public but we are working hard on our reopening plans and we will share these as soon as we can. In the meantime, we have moved our educational workshops and resources online for the public to enjoy at home. We have developed the NVM At Home page full of educational materials to get you making and learning about videogames. These are developed with the ages 7 – 13 yrs in mind, though anyone with an interest in videogames can take part!

Through weekly livestreams and activities we covered a wide range of subjects such as Creative Writing, Computing, Art & Design and Music and introduce young people to free online game-making tools, these are all still available on on our youtube channel and website –

The museum offers self-led visits from all kinds of education groups including primary and secondary groups, SEN, home education, youth groups, universities, and adult learners groups.

We are currently developing led workshops for school groups and will be sharing more information about these very soon! If you would like to know more or get in touch about a school trip, visit our website –

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Museum, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Gaming, Digital arts
Appropriate Age Range
Appropriate Key Stage Range
KS2, KS3, KS4, SEND, FE, KS5
Working Across
Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York
Community Settings, Mainstream Schools
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