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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Power UP: The ultimate gaming experience

Friday 20 – Tuesday 31 October 2017

180 consoles. 40 years of gaming. Game on.

Get down to the Science Museum this half term to catch Power UP, back by popular demand for a second year. We’re filling a whole area of the museum to the brim with retro games and over 180 consoles to give everyone the chance to Power UP and game on.

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event will feature the best video games and consoles from the past 40 years. From Pong to Pacman and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want to get competitive with your family.

Play against friends and family with multiplayer showdowns, relive your childhood favourites and test out some of the latest virtual reality experiences at this ultimate gaming extravaganza.

Will you make it onto our leaderboard?

Find out more about the games you can play at Power UP

Important information before booking:

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children aged 3 and under go free, but please select the free ticket for them
  • There may be some age-restrictions on games and experiences. Please ask a member of staff for details.


There are four sessions throughout the day, each lasting 90 minutes:


Half day passes are also available.

General tickets

Single day-time session (90 minutes)

Half-day passes




Senior (60 years and over)



Child (Recommended ages 5 and over)



Concession (Student, unemployed or disabled)



Children aged 3 and under



Morning half-day pass includes 11.00 and 12.45 sessions. You will have access to the event from 11.00 until 14.15.
Afternoon half-day pass includes 14.30 and 16.15 sessions. You will have access to the event from 14.30 until 17.45.

Family discounts

Get £2 off per ticket  

Evening sessions

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October
Tickets £12 per session
These sessions are for adults only (18+)


Wednesday 25 October
19.30–20.30 and 20.45–21.45
Tickets £5 per session
Lates is an adults-only event (18+)

Power UP: The ultimate gaming experience

Get tickets now for our hands-on, fully interactive gaming event