From 22nd May 2021 - We've re-opened! For more info and to book, click here!
We are open 5 days a week from Wednesday through to Sunday.
We typically open 7 days a week for school holiday periods (Easter, Summer and half terms).
We are open 10am-5pm.
If you are visiting on a weekday during term-time, feel free to contact us to see if we have any large school groups booked in that may affect your museum experience.
Entry Fees: The entry fee is £9 for adults and £6 for children between 5 and 16. Students, carers and over 60s are £7. Under 5's are free. A family ticket is available for £26 for up to two adults and two children.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 14
School visits have a separate pricing structure. More information on this structure can be found here.
Annual passes are available. More information can be found here.
Impromptu Birthday Parties
We appreciate that our museum is a great venue for birthday parties and have created a specific early evening service to accommodate your special occasion. See our Childrens Birthday Parties page for more information. Therefore we do not allow full birthday parties bookings during our normal opening hours.
You can however still arrange a party visit, but food, drink, gifts and banners cannot be brought in to the museum as part of the visit. You must also contact us in advance so we can make our staff aware, and state that you have read this page of the website. You must also ensure you have enough adults to supervise the children on a one adult per six children ratio.
All members of the party must enter at the same time to ensure we maintain ratios, we can't process extraneous child tickets.
Entry fees for such occasions are based STRICTLY on adult and child entry fees and NOT the family discounted rate or any other concessions.
Please also note:
- CCH is a museum, not an arcade - everything switched on can be used, but guests must treat controllers, keyboards and joysticks carefully.
- Running in the Centre is not permitted
Credit and debit cards are accepted at the Centre.
Centre for Computing History
How to Find Us
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Q: When are you open?
We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admissions 4pm). Currently weekends only due to the covid situation, and booking in advance is required. Please visit our Events page for all booking dates available.
Q: What is the Entry Fee?
A: The current entry fee is £9 for adults and £6 for children between 5 and 16. Under 5's are free. A family ticket is available for £26 for up to two adults and two children. Students, carers and over 60s are £7.
Please note school visits are charged separately.
Q: How do we find you?
A: The museum is very close to the Beehive Centre in Cambridge. From the Beehive Centre, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout and go over the railway bridge. Immediately after the bridge there is a very sharp, double back left hand turn. Take that turn into the commercial estate and follow the road round to your right. Just before the railway crossing, turn into Rene Court on the right and you will see us there.
Q: Do you have a gift shop?
A: Yes indeed we have a selection of gifts and souvenirs to purchase after your visit including t-shirts, mugs, key rings, games and retro items to name just a few.
Q: Are we able to see old computers working?
A: Absolutely! Additionally, many of our exhibits are hands-on so you can actually use them. This has always been the driving ambition of the museum, to allow visitors to interact with past technology and to understand what computing was like from the very beginning.
Q: I'm a school teacher - do you have facilities for educational visits?
A: Yes, definitely. For additional information on the array of exciting educational workshops available at the Centre for Computing History, please see our School Visits page or email us for further details and booking information at: firstname.lastname@example.org