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Power Up! returns to the Museum of Science and Industry

Gamers rejoice! The gaming extravaganza Power Up! returns to the Museum of Science and Industry this August. From Pong and Pac-Man to Minecraft and Mario, there’s something for everyone—and tickets have just gone on sale online.

The event runs from Friday 11 August to Monday 28 August 2017. Special adults-only evenings featuring a DJ, bar and food, will take place on Friday 18 August and Friday 25 August 2017.

Running in partnership with leading gaming specialists European Gaming League (EGL), the event features more than 140 games to play. Split into six different zones, and featuring the most loved and popular games linked by theme, content and brand from Pong and Pac-Man to Lego and Halo, there are games to suit beginners and experts, competitive dads, multiplayers, retro fans and everybody else in between.

Early programmable computers and classic 80s educational games will also be playable next to the most current and contemporary of games, to highlight just how far and fast the gaming culture has developed in the last 30 years.

Power Up! offers a unique opportunity to experience the very best in contemporary and retro gaming culture within the museum’s historic Great Western Warehouse, on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station in the world.

So whether you’re a family dropping in for a 90-minute session, a seasoned gamer making the most of our full day pass or a night owl visiting our adult-only evening sessions, test your skills to the limit.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked online.

Notes to editors

A press preview for Power Up! will take place at 09.00 on Friday 11 August 2017. If you wish to reserve a place, or for more information, please contact Kat Dibbits, Press and PR Manager at the Museum of Science and Industry, on 0161 606 0176 or email

Key information

  • Friday 11 August – Monday 28 August 2017
  • Prices: £5.00 individual, 90 minute session
  • £15.00 individual, full day pass
  • Family discounts available
  • £10 adult-only evening events (Friday 18 and 25 August 2017)

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