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The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum. Based in Cambridge, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, a wide range of activities and events, has a small shop and runs a learning programme. Most importantly, it makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all! 

Cambridge has a long history in the computing field so is the perfect place for a museum dedicated to computing history.

We are open every day 10am-5pm from
17th July till 3rd September 2024.

We hope to see you soon!


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

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»Museum wins 2024 Tripadvisor Travellerís Choice Award
Cambridge's Centre for Computing History has been recognised as a top attraction with a 2024 Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice award, placing it among the top 10% of listings around the world on Tripadvisor. (03-07-2024)
»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)


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 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 = 1251
  • Peripherals = 84
  • Mobile Devices = 99
  • Game Consoles = 333
  • Video Games = 14983
  • Software Packages = 4920
  • Books = 2683
  • Manuals = 4335
  • Magazines = 10011
  • Documents = 1249
  • Photographs = 858

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