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The National Museum of Computing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Visited here as part of a day out to Bletchley Park. Having a teenage son and being a computer games geek myself we had a blast here. Very well set out and seeing Colossus was fascinating especially as I teach ICT. Well worth a visit!

Thank Kristina B
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a brilliant step back into computing. As the ex chairman of the National Association of Computer Clubs (1984-91) It is interesting to see all the old machines ZX, BBC B's etc.

Thank dalejohno
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Really interesting place. The staff are on hand to guide you and are Very knowledgable and passionate about the museum and it's contents

Thank smconnor
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

A fascinating journey to the origins of the computing industry. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s or 90s there will be items to tweak your interest. Especially fascinating was the important role women played in the early years of IT - where have all the women gone?
Don't leave Bletchley Park without heading around the corner to this museum - what a pity it is not bundled into the price!

Thank Jeanette C
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is an amazing place to visit if you're a computer nut!

There is a working replica of the Colossus used at Bletchley Park during WWII which just blew my mind.

The exhibits range from the early punch card systems through mainframes up to modern PCs. There are hands-on sections where you can experiment with various bits of tech.

The entry fee is only £5 which is a complete bargain. There is a gift shop and small cafe there too.

A great day out for all the family.

Thank Peter B
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