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Address: Furstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)5251306660
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Fascinating History Of Computers (and Communication Generally)

OK I am a retired computer programmer and perhaps something of a geek. I found this place fascinating. I spent a fair bit of time going 'ooh, I remember that! As did my German... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Joanne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

OK I am a retired computer programmer and perhaps something of a geek. I found this place fascinating. I spent a fair bit of time going 'ooh, I remember that! As did my German companion - a retired Communications engineer.

Thank Joanne S
Radeberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

As retired Senior Electrical Engineer I felt deeply impressed by this exhibition of technical science beginning at the very first calculators of the ancient times long before Christ. As Heinz Nixdorf was one of the most remarkable guys of the end of last century with a very good sense for prgressive engineering and manufacturing on a large scale, we now... More 

Thank Sonny-A-H
Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

the history of computing in the largest museum for computing in the world. lovely place, lots of historic computers and computing machinery. The general exhibition as well as the special exhibitions are definitely recommendable.

Thank sir-silence
Paderborn, Germany
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always interesting shows there! If you can, don't miss one you can reach. You may have not seen the way computers did in time. Be sure, it's fine.

Thank ihenri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent space and collection of gadgets but unless fluent in German a waste of time! What a pity as it could be great for tourists otherwise. A few English signs but not enough to make a visit worth while.

Thank Rob B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its an very good museum & one of best i have seen dedicated to the development of computation technology, not just in the modern form as desktop, laptops & cellphone devices that we know of, but throughout ancient & modern human history. That being said, at some time if you are not a german speaker or reader it will get... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon at this museum - we don't really read German but between the English signage available and working stuff out we found it interesting to get around know what we were looking at. Our nearly 10 year old loved it. I wrote a blog post about our visit, if you are interested: http://www.nobeatenpath.net/2014/04/24/heinz-nixdorf-museumsforum/

Thank NoBeatenPath
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

At time of visiting, entrance fee was €7, and a guided tour was €45 on top of that. You would think that it would be busy on a weekend, but I must have seen a dozen people the whole time I was there, so even if I had wanted to fork out that much for a tour, I don't know... More 

Thank Lewis S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

At the last day of my short trip here I visited the Nixdorf Museum Forum - the world's largest museum on computers and information-communication. It really starts with the clay tablets from Mesopotamia via the Chappe optical telegraph, the Morse system, rooms full of old and newer computers and a complete model of a 1980's style computation control room. There... More 

1 Thank IWNoordergraaf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Everything from Abacus to calculators, evolution of mobile phones, typewriters, telephone exchange tech and of course computers. Been once with school and again with the Missus cos she wanted to see the Retro Tech

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