Sheffield in the United Kingdom just got a brand new permanent museum as the National Videogame Museum will open in November. The company sent out a newsletter today letting people know that the official opening will take place on November 24th, and will feature a massive video game library and exhibits for people to check out. It would be awesome to see one in both North America and Japan as well down the road, given the amount of content the museum looks to contain.
The NVM hosts scores of playable consoles and arcade machines, innovative exhibitions of studios, their games and how they are made, as well as cultural festivals, clubs for kids and parents, and a host of events. The NVM will feature unique exhibitions reaching back to the industry’s birth and forward to games still in development.
NVM Patron and BGI Chair Ian Livingstone CBE said “The NVM is the games industry’s own museum, celebrating our games, our studios and our sector’s achievements over 40 years. I invite anyone who cares about the cultural life of video games to join leaders from across the industry and support this amazing project with content, evangelism and funding to help expand the programme in the years to come.”
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