The rise of video games is one the best examples of how computers have inspired human creativity and imagination in recent decades.

The power of computers to present and manage huge amounts of data has given birth to a £4.5 billion UK gaming industry - an industry that is almost as big as the UK film and music industries combined.

Demonstrating the human need to play, over 31 million people in the UK play games on consoles, mobile devices and online. As a whole new form of creative expression they have indelibly transformed our culture.

This exhibition celebrates some of the most influential games, and explores our relationship with video games...


A playable exhibition taking you through 45 years of video games.

In Grand Arcade, Cambridge, from January 2022.

Open Weekends

+ OPEN EVERY DAY FOR SUMMER Friday 22nd July - Sunday 4th September!



Come and play video games of the past 45 years!
Show your kids what video games used to be like!
There’s over 400 games for you to enjoy.

          • Big Screen Pong
          • 4 Player Outrun
          • Big screen Wii Sports!
          • 65" 4K FIFA
          • 2 Player Time Crisis
          • Big Screen Street Fighter
          • Point-and-Click Adventures
          • Retro Arcade
          • ... and lots more!
          • Visit our gift shop! All proceeds support the museum.

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Gaming Generations - Street Fighter

Gaming History Exhibition - Zork Text Adventure Game

Video Game Exhibition - Concept Art

Video Game Exhibition - Rare Game Consoles

Gaming Generations - Video Game Exhibition

Primal Concept Art - Video Game Exhibition

Video Game Exhibition - Doom and JetPac

Video Gaming Exhibition - Ghost Hunter Concept Art

Video Game Exhibition - PONG

The Playable Video Gaming Exhibition

Gaming Generations

Gaming Generations Exhibition

Video Gaming Exhibition in Cambridge

Gaming Exhibition

Commemorative Tekken Disc - SCEE and Test Playstation 2

Video Game Advertising Exhibition

Video Game Arcade Exhibition

Xbox Linkup - Outrun 2 - 4 Player 

This exhibition was made possible thanks to the kind support of:







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