Computer Museum News

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... Read more
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... Read more
Collabora, a leading open source software consultancy, has become the latest technology company to support the Centre for Computing History (CCH)’s mission and work. Read more
Applications are invited for the post of Project Archivist on our Heritage Lottery funded project 'Swiss Rolls, Tea & the Electronic Office: A history of LEO, the world's first business computer'. Read more
07-05-2021
Yes! We're going to re-open! We're Sooo Excited! We've all been home alone for too long and it's time to open our doors and invite you for an exciting and still mostly interactive retro computing and... Read more
We're looking for a Governance/Finance Manager to support the CEO, liaise with the Trustees and help grow our ambitious museum. Read more
Thank you so much to everyone who has contacted us and offered to help us with the clean-up process or offering to donate money. Read more
Just five days before the scheduled re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown, the museum has suffered a burst water pipe, flooding much of the the ground floor and causing significant damage. Read more
26-09-2020
We're really excited to announce that we are re-opening to the general public for weekends only from the 17th October 2020. Read more
If you make documentary films, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Read more
Cambridge-based video game developer and publisher, Frontier Developments plc (“Frontier”) are sponsoring the Centre for Computing History to help lend support to the museum’s ambitious video game preservation project. Read more
We have an exciting opportunity! Read more
The Centre for Computing History has been thriving, but now we need your help so we can continue to preserve the UK’s computing heritage and educate the next generation of programmers and entrepreneurs. Read more
Katrina, our Design & Communications Officer, has lovingly recreated our computer museum within Animal Crossing New Leaf! Read more
We are currently seeking at least one new trustee for our Board. Read more
The Centre for Computing History is calling upon videogame developers and community to help us with our videogame preservation efforts. Read more
A recent campaign from English Heritage with the tagline "Isn't it time to make their virtual world history?" featuring a sword going through a games controller crossed our Twitter feed today. Read more
Following a 6 week public voting campaign, the Centre for Computing History is proud to announce that it has won 'Object of the Year' in the first Museums in Cambridgeshire awards. Read more
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BBC's Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman, The Centre for Computing History has gathered together Chris Curry, Steve Furbe... Read more
Cambridge,15 July 2019 The Centre for Computing History (CCH) today announced it received a £1m funding boost, enabling the purchase of its Cambridge premises. Read more

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