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The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

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4.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • It was a bit tricky to find and to be honest I wasn't expecting much, but how surprised I was! The great thing about this place is that you can touch and play with everything. They have lots of workin...  read more »
  • Went here on a wet windy Saturday as I was desperate for somewhere different to take my friend. It was a bit of a bugger to find at the back of an industrial estate and wasn't expecting much there but...  read more »
  • It is located on-site garage is lined with computer history museum. You can actually touch the mechanical calculator are on display until recently commercial computer equipment. Japan cannot be exhibited early introduction of the computer was being developed in the United Kingdom during the Altea was released in the United States and the United Kingdom have based on ARM chips, including rarely seen in other situations are described. I'm exhibition reproduces in miniature and many products of Japan MZ-80, game consoles and the MSX, were used in the 1970's office equipment (PC or acoustic coupler). Hands-on with raspberry PI did not do during the visit, as well as doing entertainment is like. I think those of you who are interested in game consoles or computer you can enjoy.
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  • Had a great afternoon here looking at the old computer and consoles (and they have most of them!). My children loved playing on the consoles like SNES and NES. I also had a very interesting talk/launch from the Oliver Twins (of Dizzy fame). They were releasing a Wonderland Dizzy on the web (which was never released on the NES and the code was found on a floppy disk) and a new book about them.
  • Brilliant museum, contains so many old computers spanning all the way through to the Raspberry Pi. Small, but makes up for it because you can USE all of the computers. Plenty of retro gaming and newer gaming consoles to play on, as well as some BBC micros and Raspberry Pis ready to code with. Well worth spending some time there.
  • Lots of good stuff to look at, and a nostalgia trip if you grew up with 1980s computers. There's room for improvement in descriptions and context (which probably means volunteers would be welcome).
  • We liked that it was very interactive. Although that said something's weren't easy to operate and could have done with instructions or a guide. The staff could have been a little more helpful but overall we all enjoyed playing the old games and dismantling motherboards.
  • A good chance to play some old games, and check out some old tech from the dawn of computing.
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