Discover how computers became personal!
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Wednesday to Sunday
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our schools programme
Step into
a world
of computing
Fun for
ALL
the family
Making the
History of Computing
relevant and fun!

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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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»Hasta la Vista Rachel!
Today we said goodbye to Rachel, one of our key learning volunteers. (08-02-2017)
»Celebrating Safer Internet Day with Cambridge's Heritage School
Today, 7th February, is international Safer Internet Day (SID) and the Centre for Computing History has been marking this important, annual event with pupils from the Heritage School, Cambridge. (07-02-2017)
»Supporting Safer Internet Day #SID2017
Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. (31-01-2017)

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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 = 863
  • Peripherals = 1251
  • Mobile Devices = 26
  • Game Consoles = 196
  • Video Games = 9115
  • Software Packages = 2287
  • Books = 1967
  • Manuals = 3902
  • Magazines = 8855
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