Big Bread Race!
Play with your food! Join the Big Bread Race, make edible sprites with pixel-toast and join in the fun with Taste Notts!
New exhibits to play across 3 floors, Minecraft Marathons and more...
New Gallery Updates
We've plenty of new games to play this weekend in the galleries! New VR Audioshield, an exclusive from Overland and more!
Our FREE to enter mystery game tournament - you and your team must get as far as you can to win a prize!
Sonic's 25th Birthday
Celebrate 25 years of our favourite blue hedgehog! Special drinks, games and challenges in The Toast Bar!
Hearthstone at the NVA
Our Fireside Gatherings in 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
NVA Pro is a new event series targeted at professionals from the videogame and associated media industries.
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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:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am until 6pm
Additional opening times during school and public holidays
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.”