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The Centre for Computing History

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Address: Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road | Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW, England
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+44 844 357 5100
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A great place to visit and play

The site is compact and the staff friendly. For anyone who wishes to see, and play, the various games consoles from the start of time to the most recent it is a wonderful place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrian C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The site is compact and the staff friendly. For anyone who wishes to see, and play, the various games consoles from the start of time to the most recent it is a wonderful place. On the day that I visited there were only a few customers, so the time to play is almost endless. Everything is laid out on the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of our very places in all of England. It was like walking through my childhood! I loved seeing the various computers and components and loved trying to remember my basic, and the large-scale components were a really great way of visualizing how computers work. Of course the most fun was getting to play with the many many... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a visit to make a donation of equipment we visited the museum and I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't really sure what to expect but I didn't think it would keep us occupied for as long as it did - so hands on it's fab. We got to write codes in BBC basic and play so many different computer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was interesting to relive memories of classrooms back in the 80s and play the arcade games. Husband loved talking tech

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Thank JennyPearmund
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. Well set out. Bigger inside than it looks. Refreshing to visit a 'museum' where you're encouraged to touch and play with the exhibits. For two of us in our 30s this was a great blast from our childhood video gaming past!! Well worth visiting, so glad we did. Only spent 2 hours here, could have easily... More 

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Thank bethan659
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nostalgic throwback to the world of computing. Seeing the spectrums, commodore 64 and first SNES was great! The kids loved seeing the older models as much as the more modern technology. Its very hands on too which is great for anyone who is into gadgets!

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Thank Ktcarr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my teenagers here aged 13 & 16. On first admission to the entrance, it looks like you've wasted your time..... persevere, and don't take your first impressions as a rule and you'll be surprised (in a good way). Going through to the main area away from reception, it opens out into a magnificent historical tour of where computers started... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a hidden gem. Situated in remote industrial area, it is full of functional computers and consoles of all times, which you can use. A fantastic experience for both adults and kids.

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Thank Mario V
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem is tucked out the way but is so worth a visit. My children are 3 and 5 but they thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with various computer systems. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The museum itself is exquisite! Very clean and spacious. I enjoyed reconnecting with my youth as well as trying new equipment. Plenty of seating... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this place is a little random, we were just visiting Cambridge for the day and got there by coach so we were on foot. This place is about half an hour from the city centre but it's well worth the walk & you can stop in Forbidden Planet on your way there for extra nerd points. Extensive... More 

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