Museums with Games and other Public / Private Collections of Games


For those interested in games, there are a multitude of collections, both official and private all over the world. Our list of game collections is not exhaustive - if you know of more collections, libraries or museums featuring a significant games element, please let us know.

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NameDescriptionMain WebsiteOther WebsiteExamples in GARD
The Norman Clare Billiards & Snooker CollectionE.A. Clare, the owners of Thurstons have a private museum at their premises featuring an amazing array of Billiards and Snooker equipment going back centuries. Contains some remarkable items including a hexagonal Billiard table! Can be viewed by appointment with Peter Clare, the altruist son of Norman Clare, now semi-retired [Nov 2018].Billiard & Snooker Heritage Collection
The US Playing Card Co. card gamesA very important collection many from the collection of George Clulow, F.R.G.S.7 Examples