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The Centre for Computing History

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not really the sort of thing I would normally be interested in but we spotted the hidden sign for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C6198
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fascinating for Old & Young

It is a bit off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Three generations of my family visited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
von-W-04
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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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The Centre for Computing History is a hands-on interactive display of computers and game consoles that date back to the early sixties! From Pong to Pokémon, experience game play evolving. The display includes the huge computers of the sixties, the...more
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Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road | Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really the sort of thing I would normally be interested in but we spotted the hidden sign for it and decided to look into it a bit more. A little bit more expensive then I'd like to have paid but maybe worth it going...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit off the beaten path but well worth a visit. Three generations of my family visited & we all found it fascinating. The children particularly liked that it was interactive & they enjoyed playing games that Daddy had when he was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank von-W-04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit today and felt compelled to review! The museum is a lovely show case of the history of computing. I have a basic knowledge of computing and it’s history but found the exhibitions and staff very insightful and interesting. A guide we had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tonygtravels1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very easily accessible place with good facilities. The value for money is ok as is the gift shop which sells very cool items but at rrp. Many of these items can be gotten for less in Primark or GAME for a fraction of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Absolutely amazing place -- not just for my geeky husband for our two small kids and me as well. Kept us all entertained for a couple of hours...and my husband will be returning with his Dad so that they can spend a whole day playing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Looking round all the exhibits was an absolute throw back to my youth. The kids loved the arcade games and lemmings is now a firm family favourite. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jomonro
Reviewed November 19, 2018

There is a certain type of person who is going to relish spending half a day in here and immersing themselves in the tech of yesterday. It is true to say that for the purists there are going to be gaps but with a subject...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hanham V
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great level of information available in the exhibits. A little out of the way but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank discerninggent48
Reviewed November 6, 2018

As a child of the 70's I remembered a lot of what is in the museum and its well laid out with informative blurb on the exhibits. The consoles through the ages, arcade games (beat the missus at Streetfighter repeatedly) and school computer room complete...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 531thepimp531
Reviewed November 4, 2018

A fabulous place to visit, I'm old and grew up with all this this tech. It brought back so many happy memories, of equipment that I used to own, and new gear that I just had drool over in magazines and the local computer shops...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LizoftheMids
October 21, 2018|
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Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi, I am afraid not :( But we will be for the rest of that week.
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PhilinAnkara
July 8, 2015|
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Hi , Yes we are open Wednesday through to Sunday every week without fail. :) See you soon! Jason
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