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Family Mensa at Power UP, the Museum of Science and Industry, 21st July 2019.

Join Family Mensa for a hands-on exploration of the history of video games, set amongst mighty relics of our industrial past.

Power Up at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 12:00, Sunday 21st July 2019.


Modern pleasure and historic toil collide, as Power UP returns to the Museum of Science and Industry. Boasting 40 years of video gaming history, we can revisit the evolution of this quintessential modern past time on hundreds of playable consoles.

There'll be lunch for the hungry, first, at the onsite cafe, before an afternoon of all-you-can-play action. Guests are very welcome to join us at either or both of these activities.

As with all Family Mensa events, non-members accompanying a Mensan are very welcome - be they parents, grandparents, siblings or otherwise.


Half-day - £12

90 Minutes - £7

Under 3s - Free

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available here. It's entirely your choice whether you stay all afternoon, or opt for just 90 minutes. In either case, the group will be heading in at the 13:45 time slot.

We'll meet, initially, at 12:00, and share lunch at the onsite cafe. Just look out for Rachel holding a large Mensa logo, likely surrounded by a growing group of excited attendees wanting to know why time can't pass faster.

Should you be joining for the exhibit only, we'll meet outside the main entrance to the museum, at 13:30, ready to head inside at 13:45.

In either case, I'd greatly appreciate an RSVP at racheltoner83@hotmail.co.uk, in order to anticipate numbers, and ensure we enter as a group.

Latecomers remain very welcome, just please remember the 90 minutes, where applicable, begins at the allocated time slot. Please contact me in advance, at the above address, and I'll send you my mobile number, so you can be united with the group once you enter the exhibit.

Getting There:

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If you’re travelling into the city from the motorway, head towards the M60 ring road around Manchester, and look out for the brown tourist signs directing you to the Museum of Science and Industry.

The postcode for satnavs is M3 4FP.

Alternatively, the Museum is located close to the Deansgate rail station and tram stop.

For all further information, and more Family Events, don't hesitate to contact me at racheltoner83@hotmail.co.uk, or join the Family Mensa Facebook group.