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The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum. Based in Cambridge, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops, a wide range of activities and events and has a small museum shop. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages! We hope to see you soon!

 

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Computing on the Move - 3rd May - 14th July 2024 Date: 3rd May 2024 to 14th July 2024

Computing on the Move - 3rd May - 14th July 2024

The Festival of Portable Computing (18th & 19th May 2024) Date: 18th May 2024 to 19th May 2024

The Festival of Portable Computing (18th & 19th May 2024)

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»9,000 children explore computing history thanks to 20,000 Citrix donation
A £20,000 donation from Citrix has given 9,000 children a unique chance to learn about the development of modern computing technology, including Cambridge’s influential role, at the Centre for Computing History. (01-05-2024)
»We're Seeking a Fundraiser
Fundraising & Development Manager Would you enjoy working closely with colleagues in a busy independent, accredited museum to achieve ambitious goals to further develop a thriving museum? Do you... (04-12-2023)
»New trustees join our Board
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to the Board of the Centre for Computing History. (24-11-2023)

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Visit our Shop

From posters and trump cards to mugs and retro tech, it's great place to buy gifts for others or for yourself! All proceeds support us in our work. Visit our online shop now (or drop in to the museum).

Volunteer at CCH

Could you volunteer? By giving your time you can help us enthuse children, parents and teachers about the technology that fills our world. Hands-on projects including cataloguing, helping the learning team, photography, filming, front of house and exhibit maintenance. We strive to be open and welcoming to all and we're always open to opportunities to co-create the histories of computing.

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Sponsor a Project

Are you a business? Would you be interested in working with or sponsoring us? We're always looking for partners! Please contact our Partnerships team via admin@computinghistory.org.uk in the first instance.

Visit our YouTube Channel

We regularly release new video content that captures important stories or provides access to our collection. Visit our channel now to support our work. And if you want to go the extra mile with your support and see new content before anyone else, join our Patreon community.

Videogame Preservation.  Computing Herstory

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 1247
  • Peripherals = 84
  • Mobile Devices = 98
  • Game Consoles = 333
  • Video Games = 14974
  • Software Packages = 4876
  • Books = 2683
  • Manuals = 4335
  • Magazines = 10011
  • Documents = 1248
  • Photographs = 858

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