We’re so excited that you’re visiting our museum!
You’re going to love it :)
The Centre for Computing History has parking immediately outside our building. However, the museum does get busy and the car park can fill up so please be aware that you may need to find parking near by.
Our Address is :
The Centre for Computing History
Travelling by Bicycle
Use the CycleStreets website to find out how to get to us by bike : CycleStreets
There are bike racks at the Centre to the right of the front entrance.
Travelling by Car
From the A1134 (Newmarket Road) turn onto Coldham's Lane. Go straight over the roundabout (the Beehive Centre should be on your right) and over the railway bridge. Immediately after the bridge there is a very sharp, double back left hand turn onto Coldham's Road. Take that turn into the commercial estate.
From the A1134 (Barnwell Road / Brooks Road) take either the first exit (from Brooks Road) or the third exit (from Barnwell Road) up Coldham's Lane. Continue to the traffic lights at the junction with Cromwell Road (Coldham's Common will be on your right). Straight ahead is a railway bridge. Immediately before the bridge there is a shallow right hand turn onto Coldham's Road. Take that turn into the commercial estate.
Once you have left the main road …
Edmunson Electrical and Topps Tiles are on that junction. Once you have taken the turn onto the commercial estate, follow the road round to the right and you will soon see a level crossing.
The turning into our court is immediately before the railway crossing. DO NOT go over the railway crossing! If you do miss this turning, do not reverse over the railway crossing. Carry on and turn around in a safe place.
CCH is marked on Google Maps and brown tourist road signs labelled 'Computer Museum' are in place on the approaches.
We have limited free parking available at the Centre, with more close by. This space is increased at the weekend.
Travelling by Bus
The number 17 bus from the City Centre towards Fulbourn passes down Coldham's Lane, very close to our location. However, it only runs every two hours.
The Citi 3 bus runs every 10 minutes. Take the bus from the City Centre towards either Whitehill Estate or Fison Road. This passes the junction between Coldham's Lane and Newmarket Road. If you get off the bus at this junction (between Premier Inn and Travelodge), you can then walk to the Centre. Proceed down Coldham's Lane, past the Beehive Centre on your right and over the railway bridge. You can then follow the instructions above (from 'Once you have left the main road').
Find more information on buses here:
Travelling by Rail
The Centre is a 45 minute walk from Cambridge station. You can also take a bus into the centre of the city from just outside the station and then follow the instructions in the 'By Bus' section above.
Travelling On Foot
Follow the instructions on the rest of this page to reach the Centre on foot. There are pavements along all of the roads described. The only section with no pavements is on the trading estate for 50 yards just outside our gates.
Since the Centre is a good distance from the middle of Cambridge, we recommend cycling or using public transport to reach us. If you need to walk, the best thing to do is look us up beforehand on Google Maps and plan your route.
Telephone : 01223 214446 (We are not open on a Monday or Tuesday)