Pong to Playstation

24 May – 24 August
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

An exciting, hands-on interactive exhibition exploring video game evolution, technology and culture featuring over 500 objects! From artwork and games, to controllers and consoles there’s lots to see and do in this fun, family exhibition!

From the dawn of video gaming in the 1970s through to the latest VR technology today, why not come along and try out systems like Atari and Sega Megadrive, or jump on the latest PlayStation and Xbox games and give them a go. With so much to see and do there’s something for gamers old and new.

Join us over the summer holidays for retro-games fun and much more!

Events & Activities

 VR Experience for Kids

Experience virtual reality with the new PS4 Virtual Reality headset and delve into other worlds to become a pilot, an adventurer or experience the thrill of exploring the bottom of the sea or the surface of Mars!

Friday 12th July

£5 per person – 1 hour session

Age 6-12

Session times 10am 11.30am 1.30pm & 3pm

Pre- booking essential


 Video Game Design Workshop

Have you got what it takes to be a video game designer? We can show you the basics of design from making storyboards, creating characters, writing stories and drawing backdrops for your game.

Please note: This is an art workshop and not a software workshop.

 Friday 19th July

£5 per person – 1 hour session

Age 6-12

Session times 10am 11.30am 1.30pm & 3pm

Pre- booking essential


 #Museum Late

VR Experience and Exhibition Tour for Adults

Gain exclusive access to the exhibition after hours and try out some of the hand held and interactive games. Enjoy an exhibition walk and talk with the curator followed by a 1 hour VR experience with the new PS4 Virtual Reality headset.

Friday 14th June

5.30-8.30pm (tour at 6.30pm followed by VR experience at 7pm)


Pre-booking essential

Over 18’s only

Refreshments available


For more information or to book please contact he centre on 01698 274 590

For school visits contact our learning and access team on 01698 524715

For full summer holiday activity listing visit www.culturenl.co.uk/letsgosummer