GameCitizens is a NEW meetup for 13-18 yr olds here at the NVA - Love games? Play them, make them and more!
We are open EVERY DAY for the summer holidays! From July 15th the NVA will be open every day from 10am-6pm
Web Games Workshop
Learn how to make your own web based games in our two day workshop - Book now!
Our FREE to enter monthly mystery game tournament - you and your team must get as far as you can to win a prize!
Out of the Box
Join Chimera and the NVA in a night of tabletop gaming! Bring some games and have fun! FREE entry
The Nottingham Hearthstone Fireside Gathering at The Toast Bar - play friendly games and tournaments every month!
Off The Map
GameCity and the British Library's annual game design competiton
Who? What? Why?
Learn more about GameCity and The National Videogame Arcade
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The National Videogame Arcade
24-32 Carlton Street
For more information click on the map below or see our visitor info
Gallery opening times:
Every day during the school holidays 10am until 6pm
The Toast Bar:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 11pm
Friday, Saturday 10am to 12 Midnight
“I love this place never mind the kids! Takes you back years with a history of working video games and some future ones too.”
“If you like video games, old or new, then this is a great place to visit. It’s a cross between a well laid out video arcade and the design museum.”
“…the NVA is a great place to visit if you’ve ever picked up a joypad, know the relevance of QWOP or experienced an R Tape Loading Error.”
“This is a true hidden gem in Nottingham.”