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The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age, the computer museum preserves and presents a collection of important computers and related artifacts. It spotlights the people behind the inventions and records the information necessary to inspire and enthuse future generations.
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  • We spent a relaxed four hours - my computer scientist partner reliving his career from programming on ticker tape to using floppy discs, my son laughing at the zx spectrum tapes and the graphics of je...  more »
  • As you drive into an industrial estate and see this place, you might be tempted to turn around and drive away. Don't! It is much bigger than it looks, and packed with nostalgia for the adults and comp...  more »
  • it looks really small when you arrive, but then you go through a door in the back and it's massive! It's not a place of broken computers in glass cases- almost all of them are running and ready for yo...  more »
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  • To be honest, I wasn't too excited when my partner suggested going here. As I didn't check the website, I didn't know what to expect. But I really enjoyed myself. I'm not a big gamer but still had great fun playing consoles and arcade games. It brought back a lot of fun memories. The staff that I did speak to were very friendly. If you're unsure whether you'd enjoy this place, keep an open mind and I'm sure you'll be surprised :-)
  • Not sure how this is so highly rated. That isn't to say it is bad, far from it, but hidden away on an industrial estate and hard to find it doesn't cry out for good reviews. Somewhat scruffy it is none the less quite the trip down memory lane for both those who worked in computing and those who adopted some of the quirky early gadgets. Sinclair QL anyone? Well done to the volunteers who must put a lot of effort in to keep it going.
  • Pretty neat, a ton of old computers where you can play around with BASIC (books, printed tutorial/project is available), lots of old video game consoles, some arcade machines. Very hands on.
  • Great day out for the kids, brilliant being able to use all the old computer games, brings back some good memories.
  • If you want to learn a bit about the history of computing and maybe play some older games, definitely the place to go.