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The Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

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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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  • Saw the centre online and after checking their website thought it would be ideal for my son, as they have computers and consoles etc for him to appreciate where all his tech has come from ! Think it i...  more »
  • Visiting Cambridge with my CS student, son. Spotted this on possible places to visit and found our way there by bikes. Really cool stuff. They've done a very nice job of capturing time lines and impor...  more »
  • This place is great for any technology enthusiast. You can see the evolution of computers from the very beginning. It is great that you can actually play with those computers.  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.