Fingers Crossed for 2021 ...

2020 was the worst! COVID kept the museum closed for much of the year and a mains water pipe bursting causing a flood kept us closed for the rest. 
We're hoping to re-open in the next few months ... fingers crossed! Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

Tea, Cake & Computers was a success!

10th August 2019

Today we gathered together LEO enthusiasts at CCH for a day of talks on Lyons & Co and their LEO computer. We had tea (in proper china cups, of course!), much cake (including Swiss Rolls, of course!) and we even got the bunting out.

Neville Lyons, descendant of Joe Lyons, gave a very interesting and informative presentation called Food for Thought on the history of Lyons, which was followed by a detailed presentation by Chris Monk on developing our LEO I using virtual reality technologies.

We also took the opportunity to launch our new LEO display. The display is featured in our main gallery and presents both documents, photographs and objects from the new LEO archive as well as a good dose of Lyons memorabilia, including some original Lyons No. 1 tea (which still has tea in it!) and a chocolate tin commemorating the coronation of HRH Queen Elizabeth II from 1952.

Posted by: Lisa




Photograph of Tea, Cake & Computers was a success! Click for a larger version


Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum