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 ...
New exhibition gives women a voice
Opening on September 24th,Computing History: Her Story will present a timely and fascinating picture of women who work in the tech industries. (18-09-2018)
We Want Your Stories!
Following on from the success of our 2017 Women in Computing festival we've made it an annual event in our calendar! (17-07-2018)
BBC Launches 80s Computer Programme Video Archive
People interested in the history of computing can now dive into an archive of programmes created by the BBC for a national initiative called the 'Computer Literacy Project' throughout the 1980s. (27-06-2018)