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Tickets on sale Spring 2024 Exhibition National Museum of Scotland

Game On

29 Jun - 3 Nov 2024

Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3

Tickets on sale spring 2024


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Visitors play with games and consoles across Game On within the exhibition space at Life in Newcastle.

Game On at Life, Newcastle, in 2015.

© Richard Kenworthy

Game On at Life, Newcastle, in 2015.

© Richard Kenworthy

About the exhibition

Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.

Conceived and curated by Barbican Immersive, Game On examines the creative and technological advances that have established a new medium and artform. ​

From Sonic the Hedgehog to Mario, explore gaming's rich history by playing many of the key games produced over the last 50 years. As the exhibition has evolved and changed, over five million people of all ages have visited this interactive exhibition in 24 cities around the world.

The exhibition will open over 20 years after the National Museum of Scotland was its very first touring venue in October 2002, after its initial opening run at the Barbican in London.


Nine players line up to play across a number of static consoles in a Game On exhibition space at Life in Newcastle.

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A visitor looks at a brightly lit neon wall, in Game On at Fundación Canal.

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Plan Your Visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at

An exhibition conceived and curated by Barbican Immersive in partnership with National Museums Scotland.

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