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Great find

Quirky idea, great place to spend a few hours. Weather was terrible so this was a great find. Good... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Martha u
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day gaming!

Visited here with my family including two arcade mad kids and we all really enjoyed it, such a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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“space invaders”(23 reviews)
Experience 3 floors of fully interactive games, events and activities designed to inspire, educate and entertain you all day! There's loads to do: * Take command of Mission Control for the ultimate space battle in which you control every aspect of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
24-32 Carlton Street | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
+44 115 881 3092
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The national videogame arcade isn't a typical museum. It is very interactive. I visited with my husband and two cousins aged 11 and 8 on the day the museum opened. We paid £25 for a family ticket and was happy with the price given the...More

3  Thank huge_appetite
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

For those that seek the nostalgia of the low ceilinged, dark video arcades with wall to wall games and gamers. If you are after the noise, the flashing of the many screens, the clicking of the buttons and the dull light coming from the cabinet...More

4  Thank guythespy
NVA N, Manager at The National Videogame Arcade, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

Dear Wisemanwilson, Thank you for your visit to the NVA but we're really sorry and concerned that you didn't have a brilliant time. The building is on five floors and currently three of those are gallery floors with a lower floor Lounge where we host...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bottom floor was highly interesting and the level of interactivity there cannot be faulted, upstairs whilst interesting is definitely for those who are extremely interested in video games. It is a very good place and a shame that it has moved to sheffield

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Quirky idea, great place to spend a few hours. Weather was terrible so this was a great find. Good variety of games. Reasonable entry price. Great for two as plenty of two player games

Thank Martha u
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my family including two arcade mad kids and we all really enjoyed it, such a shame it’s closing. Three floors of old and new style games to try - plenty of nostalgia for adults and great fun for all! Family ticket cost...More

Thank NicolaV
Reviewed 19 August 2018

You pay for the entrance ticket and you can go in and out all day long without needing to pay for playing the individual games at all. As someone who used to go to arcade and spent waaaaaay too much money there in my youth,...More

Thank Arctic_Lyon
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Absolutely loved my visit to the NVA. Lots of games to play and information on the games. If you were into video games when you were young then you will certainly be taken on a nostalgic journey. Only wish I'd gone sooner as I'd definitely...More

2  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our family took a day out in Nottingham to try things we've not done before, NVA was on our sons list for some time! The place has old and new games which are free to pay after your entry fee. However we went on a...More

Thank thesanders8
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great gaming new and old - love the place as the layout does not feel crowded. There is something for everyone. Will really miss it when it moves to Sheffield. Staff are awesome too.

Thank tln975
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A great day out for any video game fans. There’s games old and new here on everything from the arcade classics of the 70s/80s to the PS4 and Xbox One. Some games are emulated, some on console and some in arcade cabinets. We went on...More

Thank issueskid
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had a good hour there if we had the time and not had a train to get would have stayed longer worth a visit staff lovely not bad value for money

Thank kathrynbretton
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Don't think you're a gamer? What about Guitar Hero, or Wii bowling, or Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Pin Ball or TimeCrisis? What about the dance-off game? These are some of the games I lost myself in during our visit this weekend. What a brilliant idea...More

Thank Emzyne1
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19 May 2017|
Response from Phil T | Reviewed this property |
it's great took my son 14 and he loved the retro vibe and also the VR game. enjoy
Rebecca S
20 April 2017|
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Response from JK2605 | Reviewed this property |
£9.50 per adult. It's all on their website
11 April 2017|
Response from Iain S |
Hello there. The galleries are open from 10-6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - but everyday during school holidays. To plan your visit in advance, if you book using the site, it'll show you the days when the galleries... More