Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Wiltshire  /  Swindon  /  Museums  /  The Museum of Computing

The Museum of Computing, Swindon

(100+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum Museum
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.
For The Museum of Computing and beyond, use our Swindon trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Swindon vacation.
Source
Create a full Swindon itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Swindon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Swindon by other users

1 day in Swindon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Swindon, Bristol & Cardiff BY A USER FROM KUWAIT June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Swindon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Swindon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Swindon & Salisbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Greece, United Kingdom & Meribel BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Swindon & Tetbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Swindon & Chippenham BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Swindon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Swindon BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Although fairly small, it packs in a myriad of memories from the last 60 years. With all kinds of calculating tools from abacus to macs, with psion; Atari and all the weird and wonderful. And you can ...  more »
  • We came on a work outing (a local banking society!) and we had a great time. A great exhibition of the lifespan of IT as well as a massive collection of computers, calculators, game consoles. I loved ...  more »
  • This place is amazing and has a little something for everyone. You can get 'traditional' history by reading up on exhibits of the evolution of computers and some of the early pioneers, such as Turing ...  more »
Google
  • 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.