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The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum. Based in Cambridge, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages!


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»Computer Museum Celebrates 40 Years since IT82: The Birth of IT in Britain
The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, UK is marking the 40th anniversary of IT82 with a series of events and exhibits. (18-05-2022)
»Mary Coombs 1929 - 2022
The Centre for Computing History was very sorry to hear that Mary Coombs, the first woman to write programs for Lyons Electronic Office (LEO), the world’s first business computer, has died at th... (09-03-2022)
»LEO: New film celebrates the 70th anniversary of the world's first business computer
Lyons Electronic Office: The Story of the World’s First Business Computer To mark the 70th anniversary of LEO, the world’s first business computer, the LEO Computers Society and the Centre... (26-11-2021)


Volunteer at CCH

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.

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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.

Videogame Preservation

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 1215
  • Peripherals = 90
  • Mobile Devices = 91
  • Game Consoles = 320
  • Video Games = 14355
  • Software Packages = 4523
  • Books = 2771
  • Manuals = 4339
  • Magazines = 10016

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