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The Museum of Computing, Swindon

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 85 reviews on the web
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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  • This museum will take you back to the days of pacman and the Nintendo with lots of hand on computer and arcade games to play on. 
  • Bought my then 8 year old here for his birthday. Great trip down memory lane for me and educational for him. Don't think he really understood how rapidly things have changed over the past few decades ...  read more »
  • Took 3 kids (10, 12 & 14) to the museum last weekend - they were running a Lego theme, so lots of Lego computer games to play and also Lego robots to control. All kids (and 3 adults) had a great time ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • One of the best museums, something for everyone here. Seeing the Elite manual and having a quick bash nearly reduced me to tears. Fantastic place, you will not regret.
  • Loved it
  • Fantastic place to catch up on the history of computers over the ages. Good fun playing on all the consoles they have there too!
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