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The National Videogame Arcade

24-32 Carlton Street | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
+44 115 881 3092
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Great visit!

We visited in March with 2 families with children ranging from 9-12yrs. This was an hour and half... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
24Starfish
,
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great Afternoon Out.

Bit scepticism at first when 12 year old son chose it as his day for the weekend but got to admit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason1972A
,
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 the game! * Play games before they're released and send feedback to the developers to help shape the game. * Take part in a Minecraft workshop to develop your skills. * Play brand new games on PC, WiiU, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. * Find out about the history of videogames & play on retro games consoles. There's loads more to discover and different ways to play with your friends and family. Find out about latest events and buy tickets at our website. Admission lets you stay and play all day. We've a selection of group and family tickets available. Pause and refuel at our Toast Bar where you can get roasted coffee, handmade cakes and of course toast! There's free wifi, mobile charging , board games and colouring/crafts for the kids, so it's the perfect place to stop and refuel. We also host birthday parties, run clubs, workshops and educational visits for schools. Get in touch to find out more. Housed over five floors in the centre of Nottingham, we create exhibitions, events, content and learning programmes which inspire everyone not just to play games, but also to develop their own game-making potential.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“video games” (41 reviews)
“toast” (61 reviews)
“space invaders” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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24-32 Carlton Street | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NN, England
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+44 115 881 3092
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"video games"
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"toast"
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"space invaders"
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"virtual reality"
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"arcade machines"
in 16 reviews
"retro games"
in 16 reviews
"donkey kong"
in 12 reviews
"guitar hero"
in 9 reviews
"pac man"
in 16 reviews
"hunger games"
in 5 reviews
"super mario"
in 4 reviews
"rock band"
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"trip down memory lane"
in 8 reviews
"great retro"
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"jet set"
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"free area"
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"birthday party"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in March with 2 families with children ranging from 9-12yrs. This was an hour and half drive from home so we weren’t sure what we were expecting. We loved this place! I loved playing on the old video games my brother & I...More

Thank 24Starfish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit scepticism at first when 12 year old son chose it as his day for the weekend but got to admit it was great fun. From experiencing the VR game, through the interactive games and the trip down memory lane to the computers of the...More

Thank Jason1972A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit and there are some fantastic games to play! We had an age of 9 to 42 and we all had great fun playing on the wide range of arcades! My personal favourites were the CodeX dash, the Star Wars VR and...More

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently took my 3 nephews 5, 9 and 11 here whilst I had them for a long weekend. The booking process was easy, although I did have to email them to ask a question as it was not overly clear on the website e.g....More

Thank Louise D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The party we had last year was such a success, we came back again this year. We were pleased to see the venue was still as efficient, and the host who supported the children was assertive but fund and kind. Would highly recommend.

Thank theDiceThrower
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day at the video game arcade - good variety of games and some interesting facts. I liked that you could come and go during the day as you pleased so when you need a break from the screen, you can pop out...More

Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I took my 6 year old and baby in half term. I am not a gamer but I ended up having a great time especially all the games from my childhood. My 6 year old loved it, although he preferred the quieter rooms, the cafe...More

Thank BakedBean2012
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I took my screen-mad 10-year old here on a school inset day. It was really quiet when we arrived but got gradually busier and we have to wait to play on some of the games. It isn't really a 3-floor place - more like 1...More

Thank Ian_Kerr2014
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

As an 80's child I spent my youth and teen years at the arcades, so we visited the museum with my gamer husband and children with great hopes. When one thinks of arcades one thinks of neon lights, 80'music in the background, posters, and obviously...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

It was a nice experience to visit my childhood games and I wish could spent more time in the place thanks Kyle from Confetti.

Thank kez617
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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
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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
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11 April 2017|
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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
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