Ways You Can Help Us
Things are tough right now for all of us. Thanks to Covid, the museum had no visitors or schools attending, no workshops and no events for over a year. These are what keep it going.
Yet, as with all organisations, the costs didn't stop just because the museum is closed.
We really need your support.
Here are three ways you can donate money to us directly:
But there's other indirect ways too...
Support the work of the Centre and sign up for an annual pass! All funds raised from these go towards our education and conservation work. Each individually numbered pass is valid for unlimited entries to the Centre across the year.
With many people using their lockdown time at home to sort out their cupboards, lofts and garages, there's a lot of old tech that could be heading for the recycling centres when they re-open. But here at the museum we will happily accept donations of a very wide range of electronic items... click the image for more information.
We sell unwanted items on our eBay page. Donations that come in that are either already in our collection or don't fit our collecting criteria are sold on through eBay with 100% of the funds raised going back into our museum. This is all with the kind permission of our donors ... just to be clear :)
Check out our gift shop. We've got some unique items that would make the ideal gift for that special geek in your life. Or maybe that geek is you? Buy something now and putting it away for Christmas or buy it now and and give yourself something to do during the crazy lockdown days.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.
Just go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and select The Centre for Computing History as your chosen charity. Then shop on Amazon via this link and we will get a small percentage of what you spend and remember, every penny counts! (Oh! that's not Amazon's tag line is it?!!)
Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause (That's us right?). Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Their retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.
Entertain yourself with some interesting interviews, talks and events. Remember to disable that ad-blocker though because we earn a small amount every time you watch one of our videos!!
Join Adrian and Phil as well as Dan, Jason and maybe the occasional YouTube celeb types for some fun behind the scenes videos and entertaining looks at some of the machines in our collection. Again, remember to disable that ad-blocker though because we earn a small amount every time you watch one of our videos!!
Okay, okay! So you don't want to uninstall that ad blocker. We don't blame you! So how can we generate revenue through all of the great videos we produce? Patreon! For a monthly amount that you can choose we'll give you early access to our videos and even give you behind the scenes videos that will really give you an insight into what's going on here at the museum. Go on ... Become a patron. All the funds go towards creating great video content.
If you're buy games from the Humble Bundle website don't forget to select us as your chosen charity! Click on STORE on the top menu, then click on CHARITY on the sub-menu and type in 'Centre for Computing History' into the search bar. Click SELECT and purchase away knowing that a percentage of you purchase will help us!
Thank you, so much, for your support.