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 open 10am-5pm.


Christmas and New Year 2017-18 - Opening Hours

OPEN as normal until Saturday 23rd December

CLOSED Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

OPEN throughout Wednesday 27th December-Tuesday 2nd January, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

OPEN as normal (Wednesday-Sunday) from Wednesday 3rd January.


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.

These charges do not apply to schools. More information on the school pricing 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
Guided Tours
We offer a free guided tour with groups of 25+ adults. Tours will need to be booked in advance.

How to Find Us
Please refer to this page for detailed instructions on how to find us using a variety of transport methods.
Food and Drink
Our cafe serves teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks.  There is an Asda and a Marks and Spencer's 10 minutes walk away at the Beehive Centre, and a greater range of shops and restaurants at the Grafton Centre a further 10 minutes walk away.

Where to Stay

There is a brand new Travelodge just 5 minutes walk away from the museum on Newmarket Road. For more information and to book visit :

Other Things to Do
As you might expect, Cambridge has plenty of things to do. We'll put some details here soon but for now just Google 'Things to do in Cambridge'


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 charges 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:

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