Lights! Camera! Play!
Spring Exhibition
Open May 30th & 31st
For Half Term
10am - 5pm
Find out more about
our schools programme
Step into
a world
of computing
Fun for
the family
Making the
History of Computing
relevant and fun!



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The Centre for Computing History is a heritage charity with a strong focus on education. Much more than a museum, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, learning workshops and a wide range of events. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages!

Located in Cambridge, the Centre's vision is to increase understanding of developments in computing over the past 50 years through exploring the social, cultural and historical impact of the digital revolution.

We hope you'll visit us very soon!


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»Centre Unveils Next Generation C5
Just over 30 years after the original Sinclair C5 vehicle was developed here in Cambridge by Sir Clive Sinclair, the Centre for Computing History launches the C5 Futura. (01-04-2016)
»Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, gets Physical with Computing and Meets Jnfr the Robot!
It was great to meet local MP, Daniel Zeichner, who called by on Friday 18 March. (21-03-2016)
»Lights! Camera! Play! New Spring Exhibition
Our new gaming exhibition will open on Saturday 26th March. (18-03-2016)


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 = 839
  • Peripherals = 1162
  • Mobile Devices = 24
  • Game Consoles = 174
  • Video Games = 8772
  • Software Packages = 2153
  • Books = 1916
  • Manuals = 3887
  • Magazines = 8820
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