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This spring, the Science Museum is once again going to fill a huge room with old computers packed full of vintage games to play.

Featuring the video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades, the Power UP event at the Science Museum runs from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 19th April 2022.

From Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Mario, around 160 games and computers will be on display, plugged in, and playable.

The fifth iteration of Power UP coincides with the 30th anniversary of Mario Kart. Visitors will be able to take on friends, family and strangers in this iconic game across a huge range of consoles, from SNES to Wii. Visitors can also revel in nostalgia with retro arcade classics Pong and Pac-Man, rock out on Guitar Hero or tackle a virtual reality mission with Astro Bot and floss it out on Fortnite.

A dose of Chuckie Egg, some Space Invaders, a bit of Pac Man. It’s a nostalgia fest.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £9 for seniors, £8 for concessions and children. Single tickets, half-day passes, and family passes available. Power UP is recommended for ages 5+, and all gamers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Adult-only evening sessions, costing £14 per person, will take place on Wednesday 6th April, Tuesday 12th April and Wednesday 13th April, and will be open from 7pm to 10pm each night.

This year will also see the return of Gaming Lates on Wednesday 27 April. This special edition of the Science Museum’s popular adult-only Lates event will feature talks, workshops and activities exploring the science of gaming.

Tickets to Power UP are on sale now from here. A 20% off early bird booking offer is available on selected tickets until 28th February 2022.

A sensory-friendly, relaxed morning sessions on Saturday 16 April will be open for families with children who benefit from a quieter environment to enjoy Power UP. Details of that will be announced later.

© 1982 Sinclair Research


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  1. Bryan Hogan says:

    Can we have a version of this article using the BBC Micro font instead? 🙂

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