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Skip The Line: The National Museum of Computing Day Entry Ticket
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Skip The Line: The National Museum of Computing Day Entry Ticket

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  • The National Museum of Computing
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  • 2634rb
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    Absolutely fascinating
    Loved this place! The museum is quite small with 4 main rooms. It would probably take an hour or 2 to look around yourself but the enthusiasm and passion with which the staff spoke about the machines, and the events surrounding their development and use, kept us engaged the entire time. We stayed for over 4 hours from midday until close. We had almost no understanding of the topics covered going in. The exhibits spurred our curiosity and the people presenting them were more than happy to chat with us and are very knowledgeable, able to answer all of the questions we had in great depth. The exhibits follow a narrative from codebreaking during the second world war through to the advent of commercial computing, with some of the later parts curated by people who actually worked with the machines that are on display. They were therefore able to give first hand accounts of what it was like to use them at the time which was fascinating. Well worth the trip even if you don't think you're particularly interested in computers.
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Adrian Q
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    If short of time go here rather than Bletchley Park. A better understanding is achieved from this museum.
    Actually demonstrated how the code breaking at Bletchley Park worked. This was done using the real working Enigma and bombe etc. the demonstrators know the topic very well. Far more interesting than wondering around the Bletchley Park itself. The history of computer development was complete and inspiring. Very highly recommended.
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Stay54955124927
    0 contributions
    Artificial Intelligence Rubik Cube Fantastic to watch being solved. Brilliant afternoon fun for all ages.
    Great family adventure as they definitely incorporated the computer side of things whilst still making it interesting and fun. The staff where very informative and helpful. Only went for a couple of hours but ended up staying 4hrs. Definitely will visit again. Thank you to ALL staff,
    Written 29 October 2023
  • H2783SBbriang
    0 contributions
    Listen to the history of computing
    For those of you who have an interest in computing and mathematics, this is a must-see attraction. You'll get to see real working models of some of the most renowned computers built before and during world war 2. Hear the story of how they developed the concepts and eventually cracked the codes. If you work in the field of computing, this is a great exhibit to see, and the guides really know their facts and figures. Definitely worth seeing, and it's a short ride on the Great Western line from Euston Station in London.
    Written 24 September 2023
  • stevestox
    0 contributions
    Great museum - excellent venue for work team days
    An excellent venue to visit in itself and also as a venue for our work team day (22 people). Great facilities for space, TV and projection to the room, food & refreshments and fantastic support from the museum staff themselves. The Museum tour itself also excellent! thank you all for making our day a great experience!
    Written 20 September 2023
  • M834ZDpauls
    0 contributions
    A brilliant day which you must experince
    I have been to Bletchley Park before (about 12 years ago) but never visited The National Museum of Computing. Don't be fooled by the 1940s-style building which sits outside the Bletchley Park fence now although is still on the estate. Well-thought-out displays where you start off with Turing's Bomb/e followed by the Colossus and you learn about Tommy Flowers and his team at the Post Office Research Centre at Dollis Hill, helpful staff/volunteers who know their stuff about the exhibits, each room is full of computing history. My eight-year-old daughter liked the exhibits where hands-on was allowed. we moved around the museum and saw terminals and mainframes from basically the Cold War era up to about 2000. The section on home computing and video games was extremely interesting and one that kids will enjoy, You can play an early Sonic the Hedgehog game, there is also a pinball machine! Fascinating to see so many BBC Micros which are still working! The museum also has a working telephone exchange display, one which will baffle children as it features old-fashioned telephones! There is so much in this museum. If you are visiting BP then do not miss this museum, it is located at the top of the Car Park past the main BP museum which is fenced off
    Written 10 September 2023
  • robertwD5867ID
    0 contributions
    An amazing and worthwhile day out, the staff add so much too
    We spent a whole day at the excellent museum. We had purchased tickets for the guided tour, which includes museum entry so arrived not long after opening, and we didn't leave until just before closing. Chatting to the staff was wonderful and they answered every question that I heard every other guest ask them, we even had one spin on the spot halfway down a corridor when he heard me say "I'm not sure what that is" to my son even though it was just two minutes before closing. "Which one are you looking at?" he asked then gave us a brief history - at a point when most museums would have spent the last half an hour reminding you that they're about to shut! A little bit of computing knowledge will definitely help at a museum such as this, but even if you have limited knowledge my best advice would be just go along and ask the staff whatever question you have!
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Tweedledum T
    0 contributions
    Worthwhile visit for family with teenagers.
    Had a really great time.Very enthusiastic and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the enigma and Bombe machines and colossus computer being explained and working. Clearly run by dedicated enthusiasts who do their best to demystify the complexities of the machines they are caring for. Also we enjoyed the exhibits of home computers in decades gone by but familiar to those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s. We were able to try our hands at such classics as pac man. Everyone was so kind, even the lovely man in the shop who didn’t mind us changing our minds over badges. Thanks you to all.
    Written 19 August 2023
  • marcround
    0 contributions
    An incredible learning experience
    We had an incredible learning experience with a live demonstration of the Enigma Machine and Bombe, the extent of knowledge from Frank was astonishing, so much so that we had a second demonstration! Originally, we had made the journey to visit Bletchley Park spending most of our day there, however without really grasping the operation and technicalities of Enigma or the Bombe. We managed to get to the computing museum with just over an hour until closing time spending the entirety talking with Frank! Thank you once again! We will definitely return soon to see the whole museum!
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Hanna R
    0 contributions
    Great museum
    We headed to the museum for an organised education trip with other families and my son proclaims it to be one of his best days ever. So much to see and the workshop was really engaging. The museum is very wheelchair and disabled friendly and Tal fantastic workshop leader and guide. Thank you for a great day looking to head back again soon.
    Written 23 July 2023
  • KenSevenoaks
    0 contributions
    Amazing - must visit
    Came to Bletchley Park (again) to find out more about the Inigma and Bombe machines. The machines have been moved to the computer museum which is hidden behind the main BP facility. We ended up visiting both sites. BP gives a background relating to WW2 and the need for codebreaking. The computer museum has the actual machines with volunteers who gave an excellent explanation as to how they worked. If you've got a technical or enquiring mind the Computer Museum is essential to get the complete picture. The volunteer staff are fantastic
    Written 14 July 2023
  • follers2015
    0 contributions
    Enhance your trip to Bletchley Park Museum
    My brother and I enjoyed a truly informative two-hour tour of this museum with expert guide Peter Hoath. Peter could not have taken more trouble to show us around this interesting site. We highly recommend it for anyone who would like to get a real understanding of how the 1940s Bombe and Colossus computers worked (they have real working recreations of these important machines) and anyone interested in the development of computing since then. It’s a must-do to combine with a visit to Bletchley Park next door even though the two are officially independent of each other.
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Stuart P
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    Absolutely fantastic.
    This place exceeded my expectations and is a must for anyone with any interest in computers, cryptography or electronics. The staff are amazingly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful and genuinely seem to love the subject and are pleased to help others understand it. Watching machines like "The Colossus" working up close is truly something special. If you can get on to one of their guided tours it is more than worth the cost but even if not there are lots of guides around that all have fantastic knowledge to answer any questions you have. I honestly can't praise this place and the people who give their time there enough for the work they are doing to restore and preserve these amazing bits of Computing history.
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Philip F
    0 contributions
    Great way to spend a couple of hours
    What a great couple of hours, I learnt so much. Take the time to watch the Dems on the Bombe, Tunny and Colossus. Thanks National Computer Museum
    Written 20 May 2023
  • juniorperkinses
    0 contributions
    Gem of a museum with amazing volunteers
    There is so much at this museum, and to the lay person (like me) the relationship between Bletchley Park, WW2 and the museum wasn’t immediately clear. Although our two families with noisy kids in tow weren’t perhaps typical visitors, we found the experience welcoming, stimulating and the volunteers wonderful. Although it doesn’t appear to be a huge museum there’s an enormous amount there and we couldn’t do all of it justice on one visit. It could also be interesting to see/hear more about the implications of more recent computing developments. But a fabulous place, and very much recommended.
    Written 6 May 2023
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Jonathan U
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Spent a fantastic Thursday at The National Museum of Computing, looking at the computers from a bygone age. The best bit about it though is that many of these computers are working and you can see them in action.

The volunteers are fantastic and will happily spend a long time talking with you about the exhibits, sharing their many years of experience.

TNMOC is also uniquely placed to demonstrate the machines and technologies used to intercept and break both the Enigma and Lorenz SZ ciphers. Make sure that you attend talks on those when you visit.

The museum is absolutely fantastic, but please be aware that it is a separate entity to the main Bletchley Park museum and therefore a separate entry fee. Also check the opening times on their website as the museum is not open every day.

If you have an interest in technology, then you will not be disappointed - it's a fantastic place to visit.
Written 18 November 2022
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Thank you very much for sharing you thoughts on your experience.
Written 30 November 2022
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Wickerman
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Feb 2020
This museum is rather unique in that everyone involved is super passionate about computer history, so it's really hard not to enjoy the warm atmosphere inside. It really is nothing short of amazing the level of dedication of everyone involved, and the exhibits are all actual working machines, some of which had to be painstakingly recreated in spite of government secrecy and destroyed records. I was really happy to see that there's people dedicated to preserving the history of computers, given that they're so recent in history that people don't really think twice about discarding obsolete technology.

I really feel it's a must see when you're in Bletchley Park, plenty of interactive exhibits and plenty of experts to talk to.
Written 1 February 2020
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Written 13 February 2020
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James M
Durham, UK108 contributions
Aug 2021
Every room was full of interesting things and wonder. I could still be there if they would let me. Really interesting and knowledgeable people through out the building. My favourite bit was the Collossus Mk2 rebuild, the Bombe, Enigma and the code breakers room was very informative, the presenter there was incredibly knowledgeable. The Large Systems room took me back to my early ICL and IBM days and blew my son's mind on a 4 MB disk that was about 1m in circumference.... which he took a picture of it with his mobile with a 256 GB micro SD card. He enjoyed the opportunity to programm in the software room and couldn't believe some of the retro personal computing opened his eyes. The Virtual Reality games gave him a "fix" of modern gaming before he left so he was back up to date before they dragged me away. This should be compulsory for people interested in computing, just so people see how quickly we moved forward.
Written 2 September 2021
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Wow,Thank you very much for sharing your experience, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 20 September 2021
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Trent
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Outstanding. I really enjoyed my experience here and the re-built Colossus took my breath away! The collection of computers on display from all eras is absolutely unreal, and for £10 it's hard to miss. The staff and volunteers are wonderful and very knowledgeable, if you're in the area I would highly recommend giving the place a visit.
Written 4 October 2022
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Thank you very much for to sharing your experience of our wonderful musuem, we hope you will welcome you back again soon.
Written 5 October 2022
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Brian K
8 contributions
Aug 2022
The ingenuity of the code breakers in England in WWII was just amazing and it was great getting an understanding of how they did it.

If you've read any of the books about Bletchley Park (e.g. Kate Quin's The Rose Code) this will be somewhat of a pilgrimage - it was for me.

But don't confuse this Museum with Bletchley Park - they are neigbours and can be visited on the same day.

A visit to BP requires booking at the Bletchley Park Org site in the UK (dirt cheap or by donation)
Written 19 November 2022
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Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your feedback.
Written 30 November 2022
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Lucy T
12 contributions
Mar 2022
We cannot recommend this museum highly enough. It is rare to come across such naturally knowledgeable & enthusiastic guides in this day & age. The gentlemen that work voluntarily at the museum impart information about the history of computing in such a way that geeks & nerds devour it & those who have little knowledge are enthralled. We did the 2 hour tour & then went back around it all again to read the information & chat further to the chaps, however the tour may suit most. The collection is the largest & most comprehensive in the world, presented very well & professionally. Go & see it for yourself
Written 27 March 2022
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Thank you very much for visiting and engaging with our Museum and team, it is wonderful that you have shared your experience
Written 29 March 2022
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womensa J
1 contribution
Aug 2022
The best mistake we ever made! We planned to visit Bletchley Park but accidently bought the tickets for The National Museum of Computing. When we arrived at the site, the main Bletchley Park exhibition was in a prominent location, so we went in. After learning our "mistake", we decided to pay a quick visit to the Museum so we can come back to the mansion afterwards. We ended up spent an absolutely fantastic, wonderful time in the Museum. Not only those ground-breaking machines, but also the remarkable volunteers to tell the stories, show the machines and demonstrate the Guiness Record first generation computer! Totally recommend the Museum to computer and story lovers! It's suitable to family too if the youngsters enjoy playing computing games!
Written 28 October 2022
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Thank you for sharing your reviews on your visit, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us
Written 31 October 2022
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CarriePongo
Berkhamsted, UK11 contributions
Jun 2022
We found the museum fascinating. Very knowledgeable staff.
The Bombe machine was the absolute highlight especially as the Bombe Operator Frank, knew the subject so well. He managed to inform us of how it all worked in such an engaging way, that I feel I learned so much.
Really enjoyed the visit, but so much to take in, we’ll be visiting again.
Written 21 June 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience, we look forward to welcoming you back soon
Written 25 June 2022
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Alan D
Clevedon, UK1 contribution
Aug 2022
We visited in August 2022. We thought we'd bought tickets to Bletchley Park but that is a separate experience (which we'll try another time). However, the NMC was excellent and we're so glad we visited. The exhibition is housed in a series of rooms in simple accommodation, but this added to the interest. The staff presenting the exhibits (which included the Bombe and Colossus) were so knowledgeable and engaging and you both understood the background of why the machines were developed and how they worked. It was also a fascinating insight to how problems can be addressed and solved. Thoroughly recommended.
Written 29 October 2022
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Thank you for supporting us by visiting our museum, we really appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
Written 31 October 2022
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Vacation298751
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Went With my Family who are not Tech Lovers and they engaged and were very interested. The People explaining were very Good and very passionate about what they were talking about.

My Favourite was the rebuilt Bombe and Colossus machines also the Large systems area. The "old Man " in the colossus and Tunny area was VERy Nice. i wanna be like him when I get old.

The VR section only had one so couldnt enjoy it but will definitely recommend.
Written 4 February 2020
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Written 13 February 2020
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