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The National Museum of Computing

Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
+44 1908 374708
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Money well spent

An amazing tour with a superbly knowledgeable guide. This museum is tucked away at the side of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie R
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Stafford, United Kingdom
The beginning of the computer generation

I had donated my ZX spectrum and a BBC micro computer to the Bletchley museum some years ago. Its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yunus H
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world's largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing tour with a superbly knowledgeable guide. This museum is tucked away at the side of Bletchley park but is a fascinating trip through time, you can relive your youth whether it is space invaders or super Mario as you follow the development of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had donated my ZX spectrum and a BBC micro computer to the Bletchley museum some years ago. Its nice to see that they are still there amongst the relics of time. It was great to have a narration tour of the generations of what...More

Thank Yunus H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a group visit to the Bletchley Park site we started with a private guided tour of the museum and its artefacts. The museum is very much the poor relation of the two attractions on the site and relies heavily on volunteers and...More

Thank NeilAB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific reconstruction of Colossus machine. Plus room full of old IBM, HP and IBM computers. As well of early Pc and gaming machines. The explaination on how the Colossus machines were used for code breaking was a brilliant insight. Beware not open daily. Check the...More

Thank Jan R
TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it. Colossus and Tunny are open daily, but the rest of the Museum is open at more restricted times - please see the website for details.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather overshadowed by Bletchley Park itself. Not always open when you expect either, only on certain weekdays and sometimes not until mid-day. However if you catch one or other of the staff at the Colossus exhibition you will be treated to a very informative talk....More

Thank Superdad1948
TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Colossus and Tunny Galleries are open every day. They tell the wartime story of the Breaking of Lorenz and the development of the first electronic computer. The rest of the Museum has more restricted hours which are on the website

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an insight into what went on years ago. Very interesting to see all the old things they have there

Thank loyalgirl2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited while we were at Bletchley Park, unfortunately one part of the building was not open; think it is only open certain days of the week. Well worth visiting while you are at Bletchley Park

Thank NXW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting when in Bletchley / Milton Keynes area however wouldn't travel 100 mile again to revisit. Not an ideal place to take children .

Thank David J
TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You might be interested to know that during the school holidays, there are often Bytes Festivals - specifically for children and families.

Reviewed 19 June 2017

The National Museum of Computing is situated inside Bletchley Park but is run as a separate entity. It is an additional £7.50 to go in but well worth it if you are interested in old computers or you want to reminisce about your past as...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Full of history about computing if that's what you like! Good fun for the children and also for us the adults remebering old video consoles and PCs from the eighties.

Thank Joaquin d
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poip123
28 November 2016|
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Response from Victoria A |
Yes can visit both Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing on one but please note we are separate organizations with separate admissions charges. We only have a very small cafe selling snacks but there are... More
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sleepysheep27
16 May 2016|
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Response from Stratman2011 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much information you want to glean, I would allow at least two hours. If you want to also take a tour in the Tunny and Colossus Galleries then I would allow 4 hours. Hope that helps.
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