The Centre for Computing History
A retro computer museum established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.
 
The computer museum preserves and presents a collection of important computers and related artifacts. It spotlights the people behind the inventions and records the information necessary to inspire and enthuse future generations.
 
Based in Suffolk, we believe the Centre for Computing History is the only museum dedicated to computers and their social impact in the United Kingdom.
 
The history of the computing industry is a fascinating subject. In a short space of time - personal computers have only really been available since 1975 - the computing industry has created the world's wealthiest man, witnessed some of the worst business decisions on record and generated the largest first year profits for any company in history!
 
The people, the inventions and the machines that have played key roles in this ongoing and influential story are all here on this site. Read on and enjoy ...
 
 
 
Computer Museum DocumentMuseum Plans
Please feel free to browse our Museum Plans brochure by clicking on the image on the left. You'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader ...
 
Be Part of This Story...
Can you help in any way? Perhaps you have a service you can offer, vintage computing items that you would like to donate, or equipment or fittings that you no longer need? Please contact us and help preserve Computing History for future generations to see.
 
Alternatively, perhaps you could help us financially? Just click on the 'donate' button below to send money safely and securely via PayPal ...
 
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Retro Computing Museum News :
 
»Museum Joins LEO Computers Reunion
On the 7th April 2019, the Centre for Computing History joined the LEO Computers Society 2019 reunion and exhibition at the splendid venue of the Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London. (25-04-2019)
»The Centre for Computing History Awarded Accredited Museum Status
On the 7th March, the Centre for Computing History was awarded 'Full Accreditation' status by the UK Arts Council. (07-03-2019)
»We're Hiring! Join Our Education Team
We're looking to build our small but dedicated education team. (06-02-2019)
Some of the companies from which we have exhibits
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Cat
IBM
IBM
ICL
ICL
ICT
ICT
ITT
ITT
OQO
OQO
 
Computer Museum - Exhibits List
Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum