The Museum of Games and Gaming exists as an independent museum to preserve, illustrate, explore, interpret and document the historical importance of games and the influence of gaming upon society and industry. The organisation is formed for the benefit of the local community, general public, students, schools and academics.
We are a history museum based in Lancashire since 2014 and are run as a CIO by a board of trustees. We are registered with the Association of Independent Museums and we're members of the Small Charities Coalition. Even though we are small we are working towards SPECTRUM and Accreditation standards and house a collection of games and gaming artefacts at our archive in Preston.
The museum does not have a visitor space currently but holds exhibitions at game related events, local universities, museums and art galleries. Our exhibitions are educational and focused on delivering meaning to audiences in an entertainment based environment. We do this through practical hands on game sessions set against traditional interpretation media to provide a cohesive narrative. Learning is natural and informal providing extra depth to the entertainment value inherent in gaming exhibitions.
Our goals are as follows:
We occasionally need volunteers to help out at exhibitions, talk to the public about what we are doing and play games. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with a little information about yourself.
We will be holding several events in 2017, take a look at our events page for more details.
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Us: 01772 972359
Write to us: Museum of Gaming, Unit B01, Storage First Preston, Millennium City Park, Millennium Road, Preston. PR2 5DB.