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The Museum of Computing

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I take my 5year old son and 8 year old daughter to the mueseum at least once a month, we always... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rebekah C
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Brilliant class trip

A wonderful place to visit. The curator is brilliant and helpful. We had a fantastic time designing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bjones812
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6-7 Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN, England
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All reviews computer games pac man retro games trip down memory lane wonderful trip working computers space invaders oculus rift game systems older machines cheap entrance fee brought back memories blast from the past early days interesting displays on display well worth the visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I take my 5year old son and 8 year old daughter to the mueseum at least once a month, we always spend hours together trying diffrent games, building lego and meeting like minded people of all ages. The staff are always freindly and helpful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, it's lovely when people come back for more!

Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place to visit. The curator is brilliant and helpful. We had a fantastic time designing games and playing with all the old computers and games consoles. we learnt a lot!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The director/curator Simon was easy to talk to and very welcoming to our group, he taught them how to make the game space invaders using a programme what was a hands on activity, they also had time to play on numerous consoles lots for them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A pleasure to welcome you to the museum, what a fantastic group. Look forward to seeing you all again!

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Excellent visit and brought back nostalgic memories of days gone by Was great to show our kids how computers and computer games were when we were their age and we all really enjoyed having a go on the exhibits

Date of experience: May 2018
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MuseumofComputing, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

So glad you enjoyed it, thank you!

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Came as a leader of a youth group. Had prearranged with the curator to do some work with coding, which was good fun making our own version of Space Invaders! Then had a look around the gallery which was brilliant! So many classic computer and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Brought back memories of the 'old days'. Small place, but interesting. Worth a quick visit if you have time to spare

Date of experience: October 2018
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MuseumofComputing, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

My partner is very interested in history of computers and this museum has alot, all sorts of of computers, adding machines, computer game consoles, monitors everything computer. The museum is run by a gentleman who is obviously passionate about computers and was extremely knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MuseumofComputing, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Took my 4 children here they really enjoyed looking at and playing with the old computers and consoles. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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MuseumofComputing, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you Bryan, so glad you all enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great time spent here with my son who is into computing. A lot of old computers that show a great timeline of technology. with some interactive things to do.

Date of experience: October 2017
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MuseumofComputing, Manager at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 2, 2018

With the rule "if it is working, you can use it gently", this place will give you the possibility of trying out different pieces of computer history like an Apple II, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST or even different time points in video gaming...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Simon W, Owner at The Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it. The gallery is very much a work in progress so hope to have more information on some of the exhibits this year.

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