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“Good for middle aged IT workers or game geeks”

The Centre for Computing History
Ranked #5 of 178 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 home computers of the 80’s and much more.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

They've got a lot of stuff, mainly old PCs, and anyone of a certain age will almost certainly say "I had one of those" or "I always wanted one of those". It was good fun for an hour or so. Clearly run by enthusiasts and quite informative. I'm sure if they found premises in the city centre they would do much better too. I'll be back to drop off some old kit when next in Cambridge

Thank Derek R
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Jason F, Manager at The Centre for Computing History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Thanks for the great review :) We'd love to be closer to the city centre and maybe one day we will, but for now this is what we can afford. Please spread the word and help us realise that dream :)

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

almost every piece is functioning. excellent to see computer innovation in past decades. coffee and biscuits are free.

Thank groeten-uit-Leiden
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Brilliant way to wile away hours, so leave yourself plenty of time. Pacman arcade machines, space invaders, BBC computers for old skool coding. really lovely staff and even somewhere to buy a kit kat form at the end, when your eyes have gone square from hours of gaming! Very highly recommended.

Thank Bethany_London
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

If you need to while away a few hours on a rainy day with the kids of any age then head here. A real hands on treat of games consoles and computers. Remember pong, pac man, space invaders? A really good laugh and a fun few hours, childhood memories relived and a great couple of hours playing games past and present. If raspberry pi is more your thing then they have these to. Relaxed, informal and fun.

Thank marc s
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Popped into the centre today for a while well almost all morning in the end. Lots of history and interactive hands on exhibits. We all had a go at old and new games lots of fun and worth visiting again

Thank Rebecca S
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