Computer Museum News

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. Read more
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. Read more
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... Read more
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to the Board of the Centre for Computing History. Read more
Earlier this year we installed our Virtual LEO I exhibit in our main gallery so it could be used by our visitors, especially our visiting school groups. Read more
05-08-2023
We need to replace the roof on our collections store - we call it the cache store (what else?! Read more
Join us as a trustee – and help shape the future of The Centre for Computing History Would you like to be part of a dynamic and innovative museum? Can you help us build our network of museum and... Read more
What was it really like to be in at the start of business computing, to attempt what no-one had done before, to develop totally new ways of processing and managing data that would eventually completel... Read more
The Centre for Computing History and partners The LEO Computers Society are delighted to announce that their film about LEO, the world’s first business computer has won the Association of Britis... Read more
The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, UK is marking the 40th anniversary of IT82 with a series of events and exhibits. Read more
The Centre for Computing History was very sorry to hear that Mary Coombs, the first woman to write programs for Lyons Electronic Office (LEO), the world’s first business computer, has died at th... Read more
Lyons Electronic Office: The Story of the World’s First Business Computer To mark the 70th anniversary of LEO, the world’s first business computer, the LEO Computers Society and the Centre... Read more
Collabora, a leading open source software consultancy, has become the latest technology company to support the Centre for Computing History (CCH)’s mission and work. Read more
Applications are invited for the post of Project Archivist on our Heritage Lottery funded project 'Swiss Rolls, Tea & the Electronic Office: A history of LEO, the world's first business computer'. Read more
07-05-2021
Yes! We're going to re-open! We're Sooo Excited! We've all been home alone for too long and it's time to open our doors and invite you for an exciting and still mostly interactive retro computing and... Read more
We're looking for a Governance/Finance Manager to support the CEO, liaise with the Trustees and help grow our ambitious museum. Read more
Thank you so much to everyone who has contacted us and offered to help us with the clean-up process or offering to donate money. Read more
Just five days before the scheduled re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown, the museum has suffered a burst water pipe, flooding much of the the ground floor and causing significant damage. Read more
26-09-2020
We're really excited to announce that we are re-opening to the general public for weekends only from the 17th October 2020. Read more
If you make documentary films, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Read more

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