Whether you’re a die hard gamer or just someone with an appreciation for games culture, visiting the National Video Games Museum is a must now that it's set up home in Sheffield.
Situated in the former Co-op department store in the Castlegate corner of the city centre, the NVM showcases over a hundred games. It's much more than an arcade too. It traces the evolution of videogames over time, meaning that you learn about the past, present and future of gaming all while enjoying a good play yourself. It's got the classics – Street Fighter, Space Invaders, Sonic and Donkey Kong – alongside the likes of Guitar Hero and Nintendo Wii, and even the chance to create your own games.
The family-friendly museum is divided into sections, starting with The Arcade. Coin-operated videogames are a huge part of gaming culture and here there are over 15 different arcade machines to enjoy – retro favourites like PacMan, Space Invaders and Super Mario, and Dance Dance Revolution for those who enjoy a good dance battle.