Discover how computers became personal!
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History of Computing
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The Centre for Computing History is a charitable, heritage organisation with a strong focus on learning. Much more than a museum, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events. Most importantly, it makes the history of personal computing relevant and fun for all ages!

The history of computers is the history of our modern world. The Centre's aim is to increase understanding of developments in personal computing over the past 50 years. 

We are located in Cambridge, and we hope you'll visit us very soon!


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»For One Night Only: Toys of Christmas Past
As Christmas draws closer and a wave of new toys hits the market, we are taking a glance back to remember the toys from yesteryear with a special hands-on event - Toys of Christmas Past. (08-12-2016)
»MegaProcessor Arrives and Lights Up for Christmas! 
This ground-breaking machine was switched on and handed over to the Centre’s trustees at a special ceremony on 24 November. (25-11-2016)
»People! People! We Need Volunteers
We have an urgent need for people who are happy to help with administrative work, assisting communications, curatorial, events and educational staff in a more behind-the-scenes capacity. (07-07-2016)


We need your skills and passion!

Could you volunteer? By giving your time you can help us enthuse children, parents and teachers about the technology that fills our world. Hands-on projects including archiving, photography, filming, front of house and exhibit maintenance.

Find out what other opportunities we have on offer ...

Sponsor a Project

Are you a business? Would you be interested in sponsoring any of these projects? Maybe one of them dovetails with your interests and you'd be keen to sponsor the project? In return, we would promote your company through high profile recognition at the museum.

Small Businesses

We understand that many businesses lack the financial resources to donate to our computer museum project, but perhaps you would be keen to help in return for a web link to your company website? Please visit our sponsors page to see how this works.

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 857
  • Peripherals = 1248
  • Mobile Devices = 26
  • Game Consoles = 194
  • Video Games = 9063
  • Software Packages = 2287
  • Books = 1967
  • Manuals = 3900
  • Magazines = 8856
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