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The Museum of Computing, Swindon

(4.7/5 based on 95 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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  • Saturday coach trip to Swindon. Trip down memory lane at the Museum of Computing. Interactive educational centre and vintage arcade crammed full of early computers and games. Brought back good memorie...  more »
  • I have spent a lovely lunchtime with my 37 year old son looking back at all the game consoles and computers e grew up with. Commodore 64, Sega Megadrive, Gameboy were there and much more. The voluntee...  more »
  • This brought back so many memories. Saw old Acorn. Atari and such PCs. Old games consoles and earlier PC. A lot of equipment is a small place. You may play some games.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.