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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  • Went as a family and only left after two hours because the 5 year old was restless, the rest of us could have spent much longer looking at the historical information and playing the games. It is very ...  more »
  • Best bits: Early computer history, Synthesizer, some of the games, the staff, that we were able to bring our own lunch in. Would have liked more: VR/AR/MR without having to pay extra; chance to play d...  more »
  • It is incredible that nearly all the computers and games in display are fully operational and you can play with all of them. You can even write BASIC code for fun! Don't even think to miss the museum ...  more »
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  • Loads of retro consoles to try - everything you can think of! Great to get hands on. Some of the games are definitely not as good as I can remember! The 70s office was also really interesting. It's a bit out the way so if not driving I'd recommend using a bike to get there! Great stuff, good value too doing student and oap discount.
  • A trip down memory lane for anyone over 40, and a chance to try out all the old console games and arcade machines for the kids. The Mega Processor in the foyer is impressive and the "80's Classroom" provides opportunities to try your hand at programming on old BBC Micros and Raspberry Pis. There is so much to see and do here that we ended up staying far longer than we planned.
  • This is a truly stellar collection. I've been to computing museums before, and this one in many ways surpasses some really enormous ones; I think I enjoyed this more than the Palo Alto Computer museum; they really had one of everything. I wish I could have spent another few hours there.
  • A delightful museum of computer history. "Hands-on" experiences are available. Good value for money.
  • My age group, who were at school in the 1980s, can delve into their own memory banks with such familiar items - even seeing a Sony Trinaton portable TV! Possibly Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee could be made a much larger character than presently - the internet could be bought to life a wee bit more for kids with more focus on T BL. My lad and his friend loved playing the retro computer games. Nice to see all ages were catered for, young kids with 'hands on play to Office IT psrafanalia in the 1970s - coffee mugs with retro patterns to phones with dials!
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