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All-new gaming experience to open at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum over Easter

An all-new gaming experience is set to open at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum in April.

The popular tourist attraction’s newest exhibition Power UP will explore everything from the science behind Pac-Man to the latest advancements in virtual reality gaming.

Visitors to the event – which runs from April 1 to 16 – will experience hands-on activities delivered by industry professionals and the museum’s experts.

Tash Camberwell, School and Families Producer at the Museum, said: ”We’re so excited to turn the museum into a playground of super-sized gaming fun this spring holiday.

“We want to inspire visitors with ideas that have changed the world, from Baby, the ancestor of every modern computer, to the latest advances in gaming and virtual reality.

“Discover Manchester’s amazing contribution to the gaming industry as we look to the future, supporting the next generation shaping it through careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

“From Pong to Pac-man there’s something for everyone this April, so whether you’re an experienced gamer or picking up a console for the first time, come along and get involved.”

Tickets are priced £8 adult and £6 children.

For children under four, free Construction Packs – featuring wooden tools and a hi-vis jacket – will be available to take around the museum.

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