Stuck for half-term activities for your game-crazy children? This session is suitable for 8-16 year olds, but we think gaming parents will enjoy it too. Join us for a trip through the history of video games with plenty of hands-on gaming.
This session will include:
• A talk about the history of video games in three parts using our exhibits to tell the story
• Plenty of time for gaming on vintage computers and consoles after each part, before regrouping to continue the story
• A trip to our recreated arcade to learn about the importance of arcade machines in gaming (and play lots of them)
At the end of the session, our visiting gamers will have a better appreciation for the history behind their current consoles and games
The session is hosted by museum curators and YouTubers Neil from RMCretro and Alex from Arcade Archive, with supporting volunteers.
If you have any questions about the session please use the "contact" section of the website.
All children must be supervised by an adult.
This session is suitable for 8-16 year olds.
Arcade cabinets may be out of reach of younger children.
The Cave is located on the 4th floor of an 18th-century mill, and there are approximately 40 steps up to its entrance. Unfortunately, due to the listed nature of the building, there is no elevator.
Arcade Archive is located on the ground floor of the mill. There is a very slight step into the main door, and inside there is a small ramp through a doorway separating the two halves of the exhibit that is 80cm wide.
Please note that the toilets are located on the 3rd floor and are only accessible via stairs.
If you have any questions about your visit please contact us
and we will do everything we can to help you.
Please see our booking terms & conditions here