Fundraiser created to save UK’s National Videogame Museum

Fundraiser created to save UK’s National Videogame Museum

Like many businesses and organisations, The National Videogame Museum in Sheffield is struggling following closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Established in 2018, the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield purports to be the only permanent facility of its kind in the UK. Providing not only a hands on gaming experience with a vast array of consoles and gaming equipment, the museum provides workshops and educational activities that cover the wider scope of videgame culture.

Like many businesses and organisations around the world, the NVM has had to close its doors to protect their staff and visitors from the increasing threat of Coronavirus. Despite furloughing two thirds of their staff, the savings in wages and loss of revenue isn’t enough to keep the museum and charity resources afloat.

With 40,000 visitors through the doors last year, the museum has enough cash in the bank to survive a couple more months. Once depleted the facility will close for good unless funding can be found.

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Working pro-actively, the NVM have launched a JustGiving crowd funding page. Their target of £80,000 will keep the proverbial doors open a little longer. They are asking gamers who identify the museum as a valuable resource to get involved in raising money for their cause. Gaming marathons during a time when many of us have more time available to us might be the way forward.

At the time of writing the fund-raiser is closing in on £30,000. To show your support visit

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