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The Centre for Computing History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Awesome Experience!

The arcade games, the old computer from day 1, the explanations, everything was top. We spent the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worth tracking down this museum

Although tucked away on an industrial area this is well worth a visit. I have been twice, both on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duncan R
Essex, 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 5 days ago

The arcade games, the old computer from day 1, the explanations, everything was top. We spent the whole afternoon there, hardly any people. It was an awesome experience. We even did print our own tweet!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although tucked away on an industrial area this is well worth a visit. I have been twice, both on weekends dedicated to Acorn computers. But there are many other event dedicated to other computers, consoles and such like. The car park can get a little...More

2  Thank Duncan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place for a couple hrs. Huge selection of vintage PCs and well worth the visit. £7 each to get in so middle of road. One annoyance was that no sooner than had entered we came across a Virtual Racing game simulator, brilliant I...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with a group of teenage boys. They really enjoyed the exhibits and playing the retro games and consoles. Plus the adults taken back to their youth with ‘ping pong’, space invaders, asteroids etc Very friendly and helpful staff as well.

1  Thank NorthEssexMick43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here yesterday by bus and shanks pony from the city centre on my day in Cambridge. For me perhaps there is an over focus on computers that do games, but I was able to sit at the keyboard of a DEC PDP 11...More

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, many examples of working consoles all through time. Many can be played on, my son loved many of the older games consoles available! I also loved playing games I grew up with. Hours could be spent here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem of a museum. Tucked away on an industrial estate but easily found by taxi. lots of interesting computers and information dating from the earliest to the most recent computers. Interactive and very kids friendly. Run by volunteers who are only...More

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 10 year-old and I travelled up from London to visit the Centre. I wanted to see the Megaprocessor and the day we visited was one of the days that its creator, James Newman, was there to chat. My son was interested in seeing games...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and loads of cool retro computers, games consoles, mobile technology and lots more. They even have a PS4 VR setup to try (with a donation). I loved this place as I could have probably set one up myself with all the computers...More

Thank Perry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only did my kids love this amazing place, where a plethora of old computers are not only turned on and workable but pre-loaded with fun old games to play like Pong and Space Invaders, but I really fell in love with it. I got...More

1  Thank Polly P
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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