Let's Go Dizzy!
Join us on December 15th for an evening with the Oliver Twins, featuring their exclusive book launch and Q&A!
NVA Birthdays offer special hires for a brilliant birthday! Celebrate with Mario, Minecraft and more...
Play all day!
We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
The Incredible Playable Show
The Incredible Playable Show will surprise you, delight you and open your eyes about what video games can be!
Get your first start in game making with friendly, creative and fun workshop sessions for children aged 7-12!
Come out and play!
We're open during late night Christmas shopping.
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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
Festive opening times:
16th – 23rd December 10am-6pm
21st December Special Late Night opening until 10pm
24th December 10am-4pm
26th December – 3rd January 10am – 6pm
31st December (New Years Eve) 10am-4pm
CLOSED 25th December (Christmas Day) and 1st January (New Years Day)
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.”