Culture Programme

We are a national voice for videogame culture, collecting, preserving and interpreting 50 years of videogames culture for all the UK’s communities.

National Videogame Museum
The UK’s only museum dedicated to videogames, which houses nearly 100 playable exhibits that celebrate and interrogate videogames culture from the 1970s to the present day.
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The Collection
Our nationally significant collection of 5,000 videogame heritage objects was protected by the Arts Council’s Culture Recovery Fund in 2021.
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Videogame Heritage Society
Our Subject Specialist Network advises 140 museum and private collector members on games preservation, interpretation and research through workshops and publications.
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GameCity festival
A family friendly festival celebrating games culture with 10 years’ track record in Nottingham that moved to Sheffield in 2021 with games and activities in museums and public spaces, such as libraries, cafes and independent retailers across the City, including, of course, the National Videogame Museum.
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Why do games matter? Find out here >

The BGI operates the UK’s only museum dedicated to videogames, holds a collection of national significance, publishes world class research into games preservation and culture, advises many leading museums on videogames curation and delivers innovative educational programmes in collaboration with Ukie and many of our members.

Stuart Dinsey, Curve Digital / Ukie