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POWER UP returns to the science and industry museum allowing visitors to experience the last 50 years of gaming

  • The interactive gaming experience will be open every weekend and school holiday from June 18 2022 to December 2023.
  • There is a new section focussing on Manchester's gaming industry.
  • Tickets are available to buy now from the museum website.

Manchester’s science and industry museum welcomes an interactive gaming experience that displays iconic video games released over the last five decades.

POWER UP returns to the museum for the first time in three years for its longest run yet allowing ticket holders to play games from pong to fortnite on an array of consoles like the classic atari and groundbreaking virtual reality with their friends and family, featuring a new section celebrating Manchester’s gaming industry.

Boys playing computer games at the Science and Industry Museum's Power Up gaming experience. Credit Science Museum Group - © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Winners and finalists of the BAFTA young game designers award will also be included in the experience.

The experience will be open from June 2022 and will be open every weekend and school holiday until December 2023

Two girls playing computer games at the Science and Industry Museum's Power Up gaming experience. Credit Science Museum Group - © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mark Cutmore, Head of Commercial Experiences at the Science Museum Group, said: “We are over the moon to welcome POWER UP back to the museum. It has always been a big hit with our visitors so we’re excited to be giving so much time to enjoy and keep returning to this experience during its longest run ever at the museum. We’re also really proud to be showcasing our city’s amazing contributions to the industry through the new Manchester Made section.

“POWER UP offers a fun space to enjoy past and present gaming technology, experience the latest developments and reminisce about old favourites. The gaming industry is a key component of Manchester’s creative, digital and tech industries and this interactive exhibition will help to inspire game designers and software engineers of the future.”

Girl playing a computer game at the Science and Industry Museum's Power Up gaming experience. Credit Science Museum Group - © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tickets are available to book now at the Science and Industry museum website, giving a discount for families.

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