We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

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TeleVisits 

The 2020-2021 academic year sees the introduction of a brand new service here at The Centre for Computing History. With the physical limitations of Covid preventing some school visits, we have developed a new and exciting way to visit the museum virtually. It's a highly engaging LIVE first-person-view visit to the museum that closely emulates a real visit to the museum. We call them TeleVisits.  

Via the video meeting platform of your choice, we will welcome you to the museum as if we were meeting face to face. We will guide you through to the main gallery and give you a brief introduction to the museum. From then on we will work to your timetable and deliver your chosen modules. At the end we will give a short round up and finish the session.  


A TeleVisit of
fers many benefits over a physical visit to our museum!


CCH Educational Offer (with a twist!)

As students are unable to visit us during these times, we are launching our online educational offer that will best support the requirements of the Computing curriculum while at the same time, offer a mix of heritage and technology future-gazing. Educational institutions will be able to choose from a range of remote learning modules to ‘build’ their museum visit. 

All modules will be delivered live by one or two members of the museum staff.  Each module (except Module 7) will be 60 minutes in duration - this will include 40 minutes of the said activity and 20 minutes of Q&A. These modules can be delivered Wednesday to Friday.   

 

Modules

The modules we offer will focus on different aspects of our collection:

We recommend a maximum group size of up to 30 pupils per session.  These modules encourage interaction, and smaller group sizes enable the pupils to have a better experience. However, we are happy to suit your class size needs.   

Booking

Educational institutions can e-mail education@computinghistory.org.uk with their chosen date and choice of modules to request a booking.  The timeslots and modules can be chosen to fit the school day and curriculum. 

The Centre is keen to ensure that the educational institution’s safeguarding requirements are met and will, therefore, be comfortable using their preferred video conferencing platform.  Once the booking is confirmed, the educational institution can e-mail us a video conferencing link to be used for the session.  Alternatively, The Centre can provide a link for Zoom or Microsoft Teams meeting. 

*For Module 6, the students will need access to computers.  We recommend no more than two students sharing a machine for these sessions. 

Please click on the PDF icon to download our TeleVisits terms & conditions.

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