Corporate Retro Gaming Evenings
The Centre for Computing History offers you a unique venue to host corporate retro gaming evenings. You will love our huge range of retro games and the nostalgic atmosphere.
The museum is available to hire from 6pm to 10pm, Wednesday to Friday, and you will have the entire public area of the museum to yourselves. Your team will have access to all of the hands-on gaming consoles and computers the museum has on display.
Our package includes :
- Exclusive access to the three public areas of the museum - The Foyer, 80s Classroom and Main Gallery including the Game Zone.
- 'Party style' music and lighting will be provided in the Main Gallery.
- Our unique BIG SCREEN gaming features not normally available during a normal museum visit.
- Our projected BIG SCREEN Mario Kart set-up in the 80s Classroom!
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The consumption of food and drink is restricted to the foyer area only.
The maximum capacity for attendees at a Corporate Retro Gaming Evening is 120.
We charge £200 (+VAT) per hour. A minimum booking of 3 hours is required if food is to be consumed, or 2 hours without food.
A £100 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of booking with the remainder payable before the day of the event. If your organisation is likely to require terms of greater than 30 days for payment please consider this when booking so that we have payment in hand before your event. Please also ensure a purchase order is provided at the point of booking where this will be required by your own financial systems.
We can provide a buffet including sandwiches, dips, fresh fruit, and tea/coffee/soft drinks for £20 (+VAT) per head. Alternatively, you are welcome to organise pizza delivery or similar, however we would ask that you supply your own plates.
We can recommend a bar for you to book directly if you wish to have alcoholic drinks available. Alternatively, we can keep our Pac Lunch Shop open and run a tab for the snacks, to be paid on the day.
We can also provide a tour for your group, subject to staff availability:
Duration: approx. 40 minutes
Tours are charged at £100 (+VAT) per group (Maximum 25 people)
Groups of 25+ will need to be split into smaller groups. Tours can run consecutively for larger groups.
Please bear in mind we are a museum and we ask that all guests respect the displays and games at all times. Please also note that running is not permitted in the museum to ensure the safety of the collection and our guests. All invited guests must be informed of these requirements prior to or upon arrival.
To enquire about a Corporate Retro Gaming Evening, please send an email to email@example.com.
If you're wondering what the museum looks like inside, check out these 360 degree images.
The foyer is home to the 'MegaProcessor', the worlds largest working model of a microprocessor. There are also cafe tables where you can sit down and eat as well as the 'Pac Lunch Shop' where you can buy drinks and snacks.
The Video Game Zone
A timeline of the greatest video game consoles and the best and worst of video games. All are interactive and fully playable.
The Main Gallery
The main gallery is home to the '8 Bit Eighties' display, the 'Convergence' display and lots more...
The following video was filmed at our Family Gaming Night and gives you a feel for the atmosphere at the museum.