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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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Great level of information available in the exhibits. A little out of the way but well worth a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bath, United Kingdom
Very interesting, a must for tech heads

As a child of the 70's I remembered a lot of what is in the museum and its well laid out with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 February 2015

You know the feeling when your girlfriend walks in the room, and you can swear the ceiling opens up, and there's a light coming from heaven and you hear angels sing: "Alleluia". Well, now this feeling is available for everyone who's willing to come to...More

5  Thank 2MBK I
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

The place is difficult to find as it's almost hidden in an industrial area behind Cambridge train station. Luckily they'll be moving to a new building soon. For me, the display lacked chronological flow and missed out on some very interesting scientific data. This, however,...More

3  Thank Doro M
Jason F, Manager at The Centre for Computing History, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2015

Hi, Thanks for the review. We really appreciate you taking the time. I'm not sure about the 'moving to a new building soon' bit though. We are certainly aiming and growing towards a new building at some point, but realistically this will take a few...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great level of information available in the exhibits. A little out of the way but well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child of the 70's I remembered a lot of what is in the museum and its well laid out with informative blurb on the exhibits. The consoles through the ages, arcade games (beat the missus at Streetfighter repeatedly) and school computer room complete...More

Thank 531thepimp531
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous place to visit, I'm old and grew up with all this this tech. It brought back so many happy memories, of equipment that I used to own, and new gear that I just had drool over in magazines and the local computer shops...More

Thank JustSnowNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happen to have gone to one of the retro gaming nights held here and it was epic! They had so many games consoles and games to choose from.

Thank Vicky T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing to realise how far computing and allied technology has developed in half a lifetime and this is brought home by a visit to the Centre for Computing History. Delighted that so many old (and it feels not-so-old) computers have been brought together...More

1  Thank Wymroyal
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Really good way to reminisce and spend a couple of hours, really interesting and worth a visit if you're interested in retro technology

Thank Housley1982
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Throughly recommended if you are nostalgic about computing things, have children, or as a school trip. Lots of hands-on computers and consoles, although most are setup to play games. The history is explained well and the biographies fascinating. There are also cameras, and other computer...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Some may say it's for nerds but even kids can see and interact with computers of the past decades and maybe even recognise what their parents were playing

Thank rjelleray
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We took our 14 year old lad here on a rainy afternoon - we must have driven past the venue hundreds of times not knowing it was there. Really interesting, a nice walk down memory lane for me, and ‘the lads’ enjoyed playing lots of...More

Thank Jacquie L
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I had a chance to visit, it exceeded my expectations. Reminding me of how far we have come in computing and how far we still have to go.

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22 October 2018|
Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi, I am afraid not :( But we will be for the rest of that week.
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