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Yorkshire Games Festival

A week-long extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages.

After moving online last year, Yorkshire Games Festival returns to the museum as an in-person event for 2022! Explore the full programme below.

Game Talks

DATE: 17–18 February 2022

Game Talks is our unique programme of talks, masterclasses and Q&A events featuring high-profile industry guests. Improve your knowledge and employability; be inspired and network. Game Talks is for industry professionals, recent graduates and those studying games-related subjects.

Buy a Game Talks pass

Let’s Play! family weekend

DATE: 12–13 February 2022

For the opening weekend of Yorkshire Games Festival, the museum will be packed with gameplay, free activities and live shows for all the family to enjoy together. Experience games on our biggest screens, play the latest board and card games with friends, and beta-test new projects from Northern developers, all under one roof!

Young Developers Conference: Schools Day

Students at a game design workshop at Yorkshire Games Festival 2016

DATE: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Suitable for KS2 and KS3, our unique Yorkshire Games Festival Schools Day offers an opportunity for your class to turbo-charge their core skills in coding, videogame development and problem solving, with an eye on future careers.

The day includes a fun live science show in our Pictureville cinema, a visit to the Games Lounge and time for lunch, plus a personalised itinerary of in-depth workshops, small group challenges and access to our world-class collection.

The day is priced at £5 per student, with accompanying adults going free. To book, get in touch with our learning team now at or 01274 202 040.

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