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Science Museum

180 consoles. 40 years of gaming. Game on.

'Enter the game' this Easter and catch Power UP, back by popular demand for a third year. We’re filling a whole area of the museum to the brim with all the essential retro games and over 180 consoles, so you can Power UP and game on.

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very 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 beat your family at Mario Kart.

Play against friends in multiplayer showdowns, rediscover 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?


Important information before booking

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children aged 3 and under go free—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. 

Ticket prices

Session times

Full list of games at Power UP 2018

Please note, games may be subject to change.

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