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The Museum of Computing

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Very small Museum but well worth a visit .

I only visited today to take photos of the early computers and game consoles for my son who is 47... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rover201457
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swindon
Great little museum

Great little museum - lots of old tech to geek over, a must for anyone who loves computers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KateBushRockz
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Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited today to take photos of the early computers and game consoles for my son who is 47. We purchased most of the computers etc when he was growing up, he has still saved all of the items we purchased for him all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rover201457
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it and I hope your son enjoyed the photos!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum - lots of old tech to geek over, a must for anyone who loves computers. Situated in the town centre opposite the library- had no problem finding it, I walked from the train station which was about 10 minutes. Not very big...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KateBushRockz
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We love Kate Bush as well :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hidden but still at a splendid location just opposite the Central Library. It was quite nostalgic to see 80s/90s gaming console and you can actually play them. Besides quite a few computers and other equipment on display. My son thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Archana S
Simon W, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, so glad you and your son enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there as a family with our two boys aged 14 and 13. The museum is small, and the first thing is that you are greeted by real people behind the desk, not some official in a uniform who couldn't care less. These chaps...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William R
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and I will pass your thanks on to Phil and the rest of the team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing and I cannot wait to go back it is definitely a 5 star place to visit the staff were so nice and friendly 🤗🤗

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lilz S
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with most smaller museums, they are more niche, and they often gain far more from the volunteers that work there...this is much a large museum though has interesting items that work, and can demonstrate how pcs have changed over the years Keep it up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NikJ
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to have a walk around this place and especially if you go back a few years with computers yourself. One thing it does is remind you of the craftsmanship and ingenuity involved in the development of technology. In these days of sleek...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stone P
Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you!

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

I take my 5year old son and 8 year old daughter to the mueseum at least once a month, we always spend hours together trying diffrent games, building lego and meeting like minded people of all ages. The staff are always freindly and helpful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you, it's lovely when people come back for more!

Reviewed 14 February 2019

A wonderful place to visit. The curator is brilliant and helpful. We had a fantastic time designing games and playing with all the old computers and games consoles. we learnt a lot!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

The director/curator Simon was easy to talk to and very welcoming to our group, he taught them how to make the game space invaders using a programme what was a hands on activity, they also had time to play on numerous consoles lots for them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

A pleasure to welcome you to the museum, what a fantastic group. Look forward to seeing you all again!

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