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The Centre for Computing History

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting museum

Close to the Beehive centre, this museum has a great Collection of computers through the ages... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Very Interesting Place!

Full of all the stuff we thought was part of our lives but suddenly became obsolete, Psion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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The Centre for Computing History is a hands-on interactive display of computers and game consoles that date back to the early sixties! From Pong to Pokémon, experience game play evolving. The display includes the huge computers of the sixties, the...more
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Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road | Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW, England
+44 1223 214446
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to the Beehive centre, this museum has a great Collection of computers through the ages. Kids will not believe how big and primitive they were just a decade or so ago.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandyhV9799ZI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of all the stuff we thought was part of our lives but suddenly became obsolete, Psion organisers, Nokia phones, video games....More history than you Imagined and all fascinating. The close relationship of Cambridge to the development of Sinclair and particularly Arm chips is there,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this centre with children. For the adults a trip down memory lane with old computers with games to play. The children loved the old games.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1234Maggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live about an hour away and were looking for something to do on Sunday. This place caught our eye, so we made the trip. And it was brilliant! We loved it for the nostalgia, the interactivity and the fact that passionate people have curated...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 636DavidW636
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went with our daughter, we all had a great time. The facility is simple, but it is much loved and you'll see computers like you never have before, a great addition to Cambridge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rsara2018
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Not really the sort of thing I would normally be interested in but we spotted the hidden sign for it and decided to look into it a bit more. A little bit more expensive then I'd like to have paid but maybe worth it going...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank C6198
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is a bit off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Three generations of my family visited & we all found it fascinating. The children particularly liked that it was interactive & they enjoyed playing games that Daddy had when he was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank von-W-04
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit today and felt compelled to review! The museum is a lovely show case of the history of computing. I have a basic knowledge of computing and it’s history but found the exhibitions and staff very insightful and interesting. A guide we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tonygtravels1
Reviewed 19 December 2018

A very easily accessible place with good facilities. The value for money is ok as is the gift shop which sells very cool items but at rrp. Many of these items can be gotten for less in Primark or GAME for a fraction of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Absolutely amazing place -- not just for my geeky husband for our two small kids and me as well. Kept us all entertained for a couple of hours...and my husband will be returning with his Dad so that they can spend a whole day playing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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21 October 2018|
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Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi, I am afraid not :( But we will be for the rest of that week.
8 July 2015|
Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi , Yes we are open Wednesday through to Sunday every week without fail. :) See you soon! Jason