Ways You Can Help Us
Things are tough right now for all of us. The museum has no visitors or schools attending, no workshops and no events ... and these are what keep it going. Almost 100% of the income from these streams is gone.
Yet, as with all organisations, the costs don't stop just because the museum is closed. We are seeking support from the government and from other funders but this won't help for several weeks, even months ... if at all.
We really need your support but understand that we are all facing financial pressures.
Here are three ways you can donate money to us directly:
But there's other indirect ways too ...
Buy our Annual Pass and we'll give you 2 months extra for FREE!! As a small token of our thanks for supporting us through the Coronavirus lockdown, we're offering 14 months for the price of 12. What's more, the pass activates from the date of your first visit so giving you the full 14 months! :)
With many people using their lockdown time at home to sort out their cupboards, lofts and garages, there's a lot of old tech that could be heading for the recycling centres when they re-open. But here at the museum we will happily accept donations of a very wide range of electronic items ... click the image for more information.
We sell unwanted items on our eBay page. Donations that come in that are either already in our collection or don't fit our collecting criteria are sold on through eBay with 100% of the funds raised going back into our museum. This is all with the kind permission of our donors ... just to be clear :)
Check out our gift shop. We've got some unique items that would make the ideal gift for that special geek in your life. Or maybe that geek is you? Buy something now and putting it away for Christmas or buy it now and and give yourself something to do during the crazy lockdown days.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.
Just go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and select The Centre for Computing History as your chosen charity. Then shop on Amazon via this link and we will get a small percentage of what you spend and remember, every penny counts! (Oh! that's not Amazon's tag line is it?!!)
Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause (That's us right?). Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Their retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.
Entertain yourself with some interesting interviews, talks and events. Remember to disable that ad-blocker though because we earn a small amount every time you watch one of our videos!!
Join Adrian and Phil aswell as Dan, Jason and maybe the occassional YouTube celeb types for some fun behind the scenes videos and entertaining looks at some of the machines in our collection. Again, remember to disable that ad-blocker though because we earn a small amount every time you watch one of our videos!!
Okay, okay! So you don't want to uninstall that ad blocker. We don't blame you! So how can we generate revenue through all of the great videos we produce? Patreon! For a monthly amount that you can choose we'll give you early access to our videos and even give you behind the scenes videos that will really give you an insight into what's going on here at the museum. Go on ... Become a patron. All the funds go towards creating great video content.
If you're buy games from the Humble Bundle website don't forget to select us as your chosen charity! Click on STORE on the top menu, then click on CHARITY on the sub-menu and type in 'Centre for Computing History' into the search bar. Click SELECT and purchase away knowing that a percentage of you purchase will help us!
Thank you, so much, for your support.