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Game On

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

Game On

About Game On

29th Jun 2024 to 3rd Nov 2024
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National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
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Game On, an exhibition conceived and curated by Barbican Immersive, 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.

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.

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 is organised in 13 themed sections, inviting visitors to explore game design and technological parallels across the decades.

The sections explore different types of gaming, from handheld to home console to arcade machines across a range of genres. They also think about wider cultural aspects such as the links between gaming and both music and film.

Tickets on sale spring 2024

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