The popular interactive gaming event Power UP will be returning this Easter to the Science Museum, it has been confirmed today.

In partnership with EGL, it will take gamers through the history of gaming with 180 systems and hundreds of games for enthusiasts and novices to get their gaming fix, whether playing classic arcade games or trying out the latest VR. From Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Mario, there is something to suit everyone, whether you’re a parent looking for child-friendly Easter holiday activities or a games aficionado who wants to revel in the classics.

Consoles will be there in abundance including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Retro consoles such as the SNES, Sega Dreamcast and the BBC Micro will also be present. Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director stated

We’re delighted that we’re able to bring back Power UP to the Science Museum following a hugely successful run for the last two years. The allure of video games really is universal and that’s reflected in our offering to visitors. There is something to excite and inspire everyone at Power UP – from gaming enthusiasts and retro fans who want to relive the classics, to parents looking to share the games that defined their childhood with their own kids.

Here are the event times and dates, which you can get on the day or from February 1st online. Be sure to let us know if you will be attending via the comment section below.

Power UP sessions:

Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April

Daily sessions: 11.00-12.30; 12.45-14.15; 14.30-16.00; 16.15-17.45

Half day tickets: 11.00-14.15; 14.30-17.45

18+ evening sessions: Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 and Thursday 12 April 19.00-22.00


Session ticket prices:

Single session ticket

Half day pass







Concession (Student, unemployed or disabled)






Children aged 3 and under



Family of 3



Family of 4



18+ evening session


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