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Power Up

Take gaming to the next level with Power Up at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester.

Play the very best video games from the past five decades and try out over 150 consoles in the ultimate hands-on gaming experience. There's something for everyone, from Sonic to Street Fighter and Mario to Minecraft, plus a selection of games created in Manchester.

From the Atari 2600 to cutting edge virtual reality, discover gaming gadgets and classic consoles that have shaped home entertainment throughout the years. Revel in nostalgia and rediscover arcade classics like Pong and Pacman. Rock out with Guitar Hero or show off your moves with Just Dance on the big screen. 

Face off against friends and family in multiplayer showdowns, rediscover your childhood favourites and and unlock new memories together. Game on!

Want to learn more about the history of video gaming? Explore our timeline of consoles and see how technology has changed the way we play.

New Annual Pass and Day Pass

Can't get enough of Power Up? Our brand-new Annual Pass is now available. Buy an Annual Pass for only £15 and get unlimited access to Power Up in Manchester for a whole year from the date of your first visit.

To book a single visit, a Day Pass is £8 for everyone (with the exception of children aged 3 and under, who go free) and will allow you to stay in Power Up as long as you like on the day you have selected.

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