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The Centre for Computing History

Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road | Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW, England
+44 1223 214446
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Great, really nostalgic lots to see .

Great little museum, packed full of computers, consoles and arcade games lots of on offer for those... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MelNorwich
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norwich
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Amazing!

Plenty of things to interest all ages, from 80 to 8! Many items are switched on and able to played... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam T
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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 home computers of the 80’s and much more. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road | Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great little museum, packed full of computers, consoles and arcade games lots of on offer for those who want some hands on retro play . My eldest is studying computer gaming technology at uni and he lived it but as someone who grew up in...More

Thank MelNorwich
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of things to interest all ages, from 80 to 8! Many items are switched on and able to played on which is so much better than a stuffy static museum. Will definitely come again with more time!

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sons and their Dad for a visit after friends recommended it. Was brilliant fun. Loved playing all the old games we remembered from childhood (especially Granny's Garden and Lemmings). The boys were fascinated by all the old tech. Very friendly staff (they even...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little off the beaten track on a bushiness park near the airport. Coming from city centre it is a hairpin turn to get in to Coldhams Road then follow the road through the estate. Just before the railway crossing is a right turn and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and well laid out. Good selection of computers and consoles. Would recommend a visit for those with an interest in computers. Helpful and friendly staff.

Thank Maria W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here regularly, taking pre-teens, teenagers and even U3AC. Well,worthwhile, brings back memories of BBC computer etc.

Thank nicholaswalks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has not only the more common PCs and Commodores etc., but also the more specialised HP 9800 series and an early Elliot computer. One must commend the staff and volunteers that give up their time to keep the museum going and for putting...More

Thank Antarctic
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Hidden Museum Gem, off the beaten track, but worthwhile to visit; helpfull staff and lots of fund thigns to do.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

My son and I spent a happy morning here, trying out different computers, new and old. The museum concentrates on personal computing in particular, and explains the contribution made by Cambridge pioneers - some of whom helped develop computers we have all used in the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My family had a fantastic visit here. The centre was a wonderful nostalgic trip for my husband and I, from reliving our basic programming skills to playing a whole range of games from our childhood. My boys aged 9 and 10 were equally thrilled to...More

Thank Rachop
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Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi , Yes we are open Wednesday through to Sunday every week without fail. :) See you soon! Jason
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