Visiting

The museum is located in Cambridge, UK.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday

Opening times are 10am to 5pm

**Last Entry at 4.15pm**

 

In school holidays we are usually open 7 days a week, except at Christmas. Check back for dates!

 

There is no need to book... unless you are attending an event.

Sometimes we have large school groups in the building, which will mean some areas will not be available for a short while. If you would like to know if we have a school in on the day you would like to visit, please call 01223 214446.

If you would like to book a school visit during the week, please see the link below.

 

Entry Fees: The entry fee is £12 for adults and £8 for children between 5 and 16. Students and over 60s are £10.  Under 5's are free. A family ticket for up to two adults and two children is available for £32. A family ticket for one adult and up to two children is available for £25. Registered Carers where applicable are free with paying caree.

We are a charity and these prices include Gift Aid. For us to claim Gift Aid, the Admission price must be at least 10% more than our standard prices.
If you do not wish to pay the extra 10%, please ask at the till. Thank you for your support.

Credit and debit cards are accepted.

School visits have a separate pricing structure. More information on this structure can be found here.

No unaccompanied children Aged 14 or Under. To Accompany someone under 14, you must be 16 years or over.

No dogs permitted, except registered service dogs.

 

Annual passes are available.  More information can be found on our Annual Pass page.


Unofficial 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 birthday party bookings during our normal opening hours.

You can however still visit for a birthday, but food, drink, gifts and banners cannot be brought in to the museum. 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:

Our address is:
Centre for Computing History
Rene Court
Coldhams Road
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

How to Find Us
Please refer to this page for detailed instructions on how to find us using a variety of transport methods.
 
Accessibility
Please refer to this page for information on accessibility.

Parking
We have FREE parking available at the museum. In times of high demand, we can direct you to other short stay parking options close by.
 
Food and Drink
Our café serves hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.
Facilities
We have all gender toilets, as well as an accessible toilet with baby change facilities.

Local Amenities
The Beehive Centre is a 5 minute walk from the museum and hosts supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. The Grafton Centre is a further 10 minutes walk away.

Where to Stay
There is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn on Newmarket Road, approximately 5 minutes walk away.  For more accommodation options nearby, check HotelsCombined.

Things to Do in Cambridge
There are plenty of other things to do in Cambridge. Click here to find out more.

 

Frequently_Asked_Questions

Q: When are you open?
A: We are open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm). We are usually open 7 days a week in Cambridgeshire school holidays.

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 around 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, keyrings, 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: education@computinghistory.org.uk

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