Visiting

The museum is located in Cambridge, UK.

We are open 5 days a week from Wednesday through to Sunday.
We open 7 days a week for school holiday periods (Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms).
We are open 10am-5pm.

If you are visiting on a weekday during term time, feel free to contact us to see if we have any large school groups booked in that may affect your museum experience.

Entry Fees: The entry fee is £8 for adults and £6 for children between 5 and 16.  Students, carers and over 60s are £7.  Under 5's are free. A family ticket is available for £24 for up to two adults and two children.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 14

School visits have a separate pricing structure. More information on this structure can be found here.

Annual passes are available.  More information can be found here.

Credit and debit cards are accepted at the Centre.

Our address is :

Centre for Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

How to Find Us
Please refer to this page for detailed instructions on how to find us using a variety of transport methods.
 
Parking
We have FREE parking available at the museum. In times of high demand, we can direct you to overspill parking close by.
 
Food and Drink
Our cafe serves teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks.

Local Amenities
The Beehive Centre is a 5 minute walk from the museum and hosts supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. The Grafton Centre is a further 10 minutes walk away.

Where to Stay
There is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn on Newmarket Road, approximately 5 minutes walk away.  For more accommodation options nearby, check HotelsCombined.

Things to Do in Cambridge
There are plenty of other things to do in Cambridge. Click here to find out more.

Frequently_Asked_Questions

Q: When are you open?
A: We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admissions 4pm).


Q: What is the Entry Fee?
A: The current entry fee is £8 for adults and £6 for children between 5 and 16. Under 5's are free. A family ticket is available for £24 for up to two adults and two children. Students, carers and over 60s are £7.
Please note school visits are charged separately.

Q: How do we find you?
A: The museum is very close to the Beehive Centre in Cambridge. From the Beehive Centre, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout and go over the railway bridge. Immediately after the bridge there is a very sharp, double back left hand turn. Take that turn into the commercial estate and follow the road round to your right. Just before the railway crossing, turn into Rene Court on the right and you will see us there.

Q: Do you have a gift shop?
A: Yes indeed we have a selection of gifts and souvenirs to purchase after your visit including t-shirts, mugs, key rings, games and retro items to name just a few.

Q: Are we able to see old computers working?
A: Absolutely! Additionally, many of our exhibits are hands-on so you can actually use them. This has always been the driving ambition of the museum, to allow visitors to interact with past technology and to understand what computing was like from the very beginning.

Q: I'm a school teacher - do you have facilities for educational visits?
A: Yes, definitely. For additional information on the array of exciting educational workshops available at the Centre for Computing History, please see our School Visits page or email us for further details and booking information at: education@computinghistory.org.uk

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