Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered from the V&A

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered from the V&A 

Fri 25 June – Sun 5 Sep

Find out what kind of game player you really are when the Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered exhibition, on loan from the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, comes to The Base this summer.

 This interactive exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games with more than 100 objects from all around the world. Alongside family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including ‘The Game of the Goose’ and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.


Along with picking up playing counters on arrival to enjoy the games tables within, families can also pick up a free activity sheet and hunt for answers all over the building in our game of ‘Clue Search’!

Tickets: £7.50 (£6.50 concs, £6 under-18s, under-5s free)

This exhibition is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm).

Relaxed Day: Fri 9 Jul

Parent & Baby Day: Thu 15 Jul

Age Guide: 3+

Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

We want you to feel confident about booking in advance for exhibitions. It is very important that people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend an event. If you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate, please phone the Box Office and we will arrange for your tickets to be transferred, credited to your account or refunded, as long as you tell us in advance of your booked time slot.

Events: organizer: The Base

Event Status- Current

Attendance Mode


Safety measures: Please note that we have blocked out 15 minutes between visitor time slots in order to clean all games equipment and displays. There will also have hand sanitiser and wipes available throughout the exhibition.