The National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes

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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
The National Museum of Computing located on Bletchley Park is an independent charity housing the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer.

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  • A must see museum for any engineer. The museum has a working Heath-Robinson machine, the precursor to the programmable digital computer, as well as a fully functional and working Colossus - the first ...  read more »
  • We visited here after our visit to Bletchley Park. Please note there is a separate charge for this museum but its worth every penny. We had a very informative chat with the wife of the founder of the ...  read more »
  • Although most of those visiting were obviously into computing and computers, even my wife, who is not, was totally gripped by the museum. What captivated her was the stories behind the computers - the...  read more »
  • If you like history of computing, that's a place you must visit. There is an interesting collection of computing machines, from old mechanical ones to the milestones of modern computing. The staff is mainly composes by highly passionate volunteers which does their best on highlighting the most interesting less known facts of different machines. I quite loved the section dedicated to the Lorenz machine cracking and the different replica of cracking machines some of which still under construction.
  • Nice place, great computational machines, amazing well educated people who explain everything so well. All historic tech still works hence, very practical!. P.S also has an old school gaming section which is great fun!!!
  • If you enjoy technology and are interested in the history of computing, look no further. This was an incredible experience!!! We did the guided tour which was an excellent decision. The guide was not only knowledgeable about the computers they have, but could operate them as well.
  • Fantastic tiny (but that's not to its detriment) museum of all things computer! The corridor with every console and playable computer fantastic! Great value!
  • Wonderful place to visit. Brilliant accompaniment to Bletchley Park. You can see a working recreation of Collossus. Staff are very informative. Always fun to play with the hands on things.
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