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 ...
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 ...
Can Videogames Teach History?
A recent campaign from English Heritage with the tagline "Isn't it time to make their virtual world history?" featuring a sword going through a games controller crossed our Twitter feed today. (11-02-2020)
Museum wins Object of the Year Award
Following a 6 week public voting campaign, the Centre for Computing History is proud to announce that it has won 'Object of the Year' in the first Museums in Cambridgeshire awards. (07-11-2019)
Micro Men - 10th Anniversary
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BBC's Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman, The Centre for Computing History has gathered together Chris Curry, Steve Furbe... (05-10-2019)