The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

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#2 of 11 in Museums in Cambridge
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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  • August 18, 2017
    visited the computing centre withmy family and friends, having been recommended by a close friend. i must say, there are wonderful computers on show in the centre, and it brought back memories of good...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The centre is very interesting and there is something for visitors of all ages. There are many games and activities for kids to enjoy. The centre was not at all crowded at the time we visited so it wa...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I was really not expecting much from this place... it's located in a very uninspiring warehouse type unit on an industrial estate. It looks really small from the outside, but how deceiving looks can b...  more »
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  • Super hands on place. Only a few people there when I went (Saturday afternoon) so I could play with all the machines at will. Everything is on free play (they have a few arcade cabinets including Space Invaders). Main room surprisingly large - lots of machines and old mainframe with buttons and switches - kids would love it! Recommended...
  • Very interesting place. Can bring back lots of memories. Some computers are really old. Great for kids, and they can try it all!
  • It's Okay. Not quite as amazing as I was hoping for. Good for a bit of nostalgia. Entry price is a bit high for what it is. But staff member was ok when my wife decided it was not for her and gave a refund after a few minutes. My son and I did however spend a while checking out the eclectic range of items on display. One problem is that many of the items are not labelled at all - they look interesting but you have not got a clue what they are.
  • Albeit small, this place has a lot of computing history crammed under one roof. The amount of stuff under one roof is quite something. The exhibits themselves are not behind glass, so you can interact with them and fiddle around with the tech available. Some of the computers available are even turned on and are actively encouraged to be fiddled with. As well as that, there is a large gaming section which has everything from Atari to Nintendo. The staff at the museum are always willing to help out with any queries you have.
  • Good amount of history and lots of things to interact with, especially if you like old video and arcade games.

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