About The Centre for Computing History

The Cambridge Centre for Computing History was established as an educational charity to tell the story of the Information Age through exploring the historical, social and cultural impact of developments in personal computing.


The impact of the Information Revolution remains immeasurable. It has created our global society. Our thinking, means of communication and the way we organise our lives have been irreversibly transformed. It is now impossible to envisage a world without computers.

The computing industry has witnessed some of the biggest business successes and worst business decisions in history. It has spawned notorious legal battles, created the world’s wealthiest man and engendered breath-taking innovation.There is now a generation growing up who know very little about the dawn of the Information Age. The Centre for Computing History tells that story.

Museum Structure

The Centre for Computing History is recognised as Charity No: 1130071. It is currently working towards accredited museum status.

Funding and Management

The Centre for Computing History has not received government or Lottery funding, so your help is needed. Funders of the Museum include ARM Holdings, Google UK, Microsoft Research, Red Gate Software, RealVNC and Carisbrooke Investments.

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