Things are tough right now ...

They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

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 ...

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Thank you.

Help Us Preserve Computing History

We have an exciting opportunity to acquire from the Ministry of Defence several computers of great historical significance. These computers have been used to train British Navy personnel in warfare situations; many of the machines have been in use since the late sixties!

The equipment includes two Ferranti FM1600's, two Marconi Locus 16's, parts of a Ferranti Argus 700, Paper Tape Punches and Readers, Large Cipher Tape Drives, and even parts from a Sonar display ...

But ... we are unable to avoid buying the equipment through the usual disposal channels. Therefore we have to find £1800 to buy the equipment and we anticipate a further £500 in logistics costs :-(

Congratulations! You Smashed It! Thank you to everyone that has donated, tweeted and blogged about our project to save these fantastic machines. We now have enough money to purchase and collect them and we will keep you informed as the project progresses. Once again, thank you ...

However, this equipment is not JUST for The Centre for Computing History. We will be distributing the machines to other computing related museums in the UK. It's a fantastic opportunity for all of us. I hope you feel encouraged to donate knowing that you will be helping three museums save these treasures for the nation!



You can donate through Just Giving which is a great way to donate to charities as it allows the charity to claim an additional 20% in Gift Aid from the government. Click on the logo to donate now ...

Alternatively, you can donate through our Paypal account ...


Money Raised So Far : £2436.50
Mission Started : 14:14 - 12/10/2011 Last Updated : 10.29 - 20/10/2011
This total is manually updated, please bear with us...

By the way, if you're not already, please follow us on Twitter and I'll keep you posted on how the fund raising is going ...


Wouldn't it be great to know you played a part in saving this computing history? Please donate whatever you can ...

... and don't forget, for this to work we need to get the message out there ... blog about it, send a link to the press, tweet it again, facebook it, print it out and put it up on the wall of the office canteen (old school social marketing still works!)

Thank you

Jason Fitzpatrick
Chief Geek - The Centre for Computing History
Registered Charity No. 1130071

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