On November 24th 2018 the National Videogame Museum (NVM) is set to open its doors in the heart of Sheffield. The NVM is the only permanent games museum in the UK.
Previously the NVM ran in Nottingham as the National Videogame Arcade to great acclaim. They intend to carry on in a similar light in the new location and build on an already great reputation and 50,000 visitors per year. The NVM has lots of playable consoles and arcade machines for you to get your hands on plus innovative exhibitions of studios, their games and how they were made. On top of this, there are festivals, clubs for children and parents plus loads of other stuff.
Iain Simons, Culture Director of the BGI, which runs the NVM said:
“We’ve always tried to do more than just put out games for people to play. In our dynamic new space, we’re bringing video game creators into the Museum to meet their players, showing visitors what games mean and responding to our community’s requests and ideas for new exhibits.”
Previous exhibitions have included Dizzy, Football Manager and Monument Valley. The museum is now looking to forge new partnerships with games companies to create bigger and better showcases.
NVM Patron and BGI Chair Ian Livingstone CBE said:
“The NVM is the games industry’s own museum, celebrating our games, our studios and our sector’s achievements over 40 years. I invite anyone who cares about the cultural life of video games to join leaders from across the industry and support this amazing project with content, evangelism and funding to help expand the programme in the years to come.”
Check out the official NVM page for more information.