Back for the first time in three years, from 18 June – end of 2023, every weekend and school holiday gamers can get hands-on with over 160 consoles and hundreds of games for an immersive journey through the history of gaming.
From the Atari 2600 and the Dreamcast, to the Playstation 5 and the latest in virtual reality technology, POWER UP will give visitors of all levels the chance to live their best gaming-life to experience first-hand how far games and gaming technologies have advanced over the years.
Join beloved characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario on a journey through their decades-long development. Take on friends, family and fellow gamers in the iconic multi-player Mario Kart game, getting to grips with it across a huge range of consoles, from SNES to Wii.
Popular gaming experience POWER UP is returning to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester for the first time in three years
It will be at the museum for its longest run ever, from 18 June 2022 – December 2023, open every weekend and school holiday
Visitors of all ages can play their way through an interactive journey of five decades of gaming – from Pac-Man to Fortnight and the Atari 2600 to the latest in virtual reality,
It includes a Bafta Young Games Designers section featuring games by winners and nominees from the annual Bafta awards
A new section has been added especially for Manchester dedicated to the people and companies behind the city’s gaming industry
Tickets can be booked now for the return of POWER UP to the Science and Industry Museum this June. The ultimate interactive gaming experience will celebrate the evolution of video games over five decades, games from up and coming Bafta Young Games Designers winners and nominees, as well as feature a brand-new section celebrating Manchester’s contributions to the gaming industry.
Saturdays and Sundays during term time, daily during school holidays
Adult £8; Senior: £7; Child/Concession: £6. Family discounts available.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Level 1, New Warehouse
Recommended for ages 5 and over. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.