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The History of My Life

Claimed to be the Largest Computer Museum in the world, it is well laid out, child friendly and... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Must visit for all geeks in Paderborn

The Heinz Nixdorf museum depicts the history of computing and computing machines in great detail... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Gescher, Germany
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Claimed to be the Largest Computer Museum in the world, it is well laid out, child friendly and interesting. My problem was that a lot of the exhibits were things I have worked with, from card sorters, mechanical calculators and early computers. It made me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GreyPacker
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Soecially went to Paderborn to visit the Heinz Nixdorff Computer Museum. It started well showing us how counting and registering started thousands of years ago, followed by different scripts, then arithmetic, printing presses, mechanical calculators, mechanical typing machines, mechanical combined adding typing and billing typing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Heinz Nixdorf museum depicts the history of computing and computing machines in great detail. One can easily spend the whole day going through the displayed artifacts, and not be able to cover all of them. Easy connectivity to the city centre by bus. One...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MihirMulay
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum and we as a family thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Many interactive activities which culminated with a robot guiding us.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Marc R
Reviewed April 24, 2018

In ‘the world's largest computer museum’, as the leaflet would have it, we expected to find a lot of advanced technology, but the scope of this museum is much wider. It presents the whole history of information and communication technology starting with the invention of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is really worth visiting. We spent about 4 hours exploring the past and playing with the modern IT. If you are into Mathematics you can also enjoy many interesting achievements.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Artur S
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

A pleasant, well presented museum of various computing tech over the years. Particularly enjoyed seeing the "enigma" machine and the working telephone exchange. Two areas for improvements 1. Most of the information is all in German. However, there are some exceptions (particularly the signs that...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jonny_Boughton
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Entertaining young kids can sometimes be hard work but not here. The museum is very interactive with lots of bits and bobs for the kids to get hands on with - including robots that can act as guides around the museum and that the kids...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank bendybev
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This was an amazing day! It was a very informative and insightful tour around a wonderful collection of different technologies from the past up to the present day. As much as it is a must see for computer and technology students/lovers from everywhere, I as...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank LaraM1992
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our family group aged from 8 to 70s thoroughly enjoyed our educational and informative visit to the museum, with something for everyone - a history of numbers and computing from Mesopotamian times to the 21st century, with a comprehensive and wonderful array/collection of artefacts and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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