We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

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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 :
 
»We're Hiring - Governance and Finance Manager
We're looking for a Governance/Finance Manager to support the CEO, liaise with the Trustees and help grow our ambitious museum. (13-11-2020)
»Flood Update and Thank You Message
Thank you so much to everyone who has contacted us and offered to help us with the clean-up process or offering to donate money. (08-10-2020)
»Museum Floods - Re-opening Postponed
Just five days before the scheduled re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown, the museum has suffered a burst water pipe, flooding much of the the ground floor and causing significant damage. (07-10-2020)
Some of the companies from which we have exhibits
BVM
BVM
Cat
Cat
DIP
DIP
IBM
IBM
ICL
ICL
ICT
ICT
ITT
ITT
JVC
JVC
OQO
OQO
 
Computer Museum - Exhibits List

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