The Museum of Computing, Swindon

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The Museum is not simply a repository of artefacts, but has active displays as well as providing a forum for the provision of lectures. There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays, many exhibits of which have been loaned by companies and other collectors. It runs exhibitions and events and has strong educational activities including a childrens' computer club and welcomes school visits.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It doesn't take long to view this collection of old computers and early computer games. It's probably a niche interest museum, but nice to be reminded of the simple games that amused us in the 80s.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It was interesting to see and understand how computers have developed. Have a great old skool computer gaming section. Recommended.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Stopped in Swindon on route to Bath to break up our long journey. I'd been looking for places to visit and what a gem we found - the Museum of Computing! 13yo, 7yo and hubby all had a great time playi...  more »
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  • Great little nostalgia trip. Great hands on with the old tech and plenty of gems to see. It's not big but is jam packed with stuff.
  • Bring your youngster down for a look! The museum was an extremely interesting place to check out.
  • If you are a bit of a tech head and want a trip down memory lane then this is definitely a place to visit .... on your own or a large group the museum caters for all . Very enjoyable experience
  • As a child of the 1980s who loved technology, I was astounded to find pretty much every computer and video game I ever had. Being able to actually play on a ZX Spectrum +2, loading a game from tape was a nostalgic delight that sent a shiver down my spine! They even have an incredibly rare Sam Coupe. The museum is run by a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful bunch who understand and love what they are curating. The museum is not huge, but there are loads of hands on things to play with so there's plenty to keep children entertained. It's very educational too, you can show your children the massive leaps in technology so they have some idea where their PS4 has evolved from! Highly recommended for anyone with even a passing interest in technology.
  • Good fun on a lazy Saturday afternoon! Staff were friendly and very generous. Would definitely go again.

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