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Computer History Museum

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Address: 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
Phone Number: 650-810-1010
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Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for Geeks

This museum is fantastic. The exhibits are well marked, and it is not crowded, so you can take your time. The best part is the docents; many are retired engineers from Silicon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is fantastic. The exhibits are well marked, and it is not crowded, so you can take your time. The best part is the docents; many are retired engineers from Silicon Valley, and they are passionate about the museum. It's a great way to spend a day with relatives or friends visiting the area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a tech geek type of person at all, yet I love all that technology has done for us. I decided to bring my two teens here, hoping it wouldn't be too boring and dry. Instead I found a museum that was informative, captivating and so well laid out! We all enjoyed our time here immensely. The museum really... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love computers, this is a must-see! Lots of artifacts, videos, some hands-on activities, all well-curated. Simple cafe in the lobby for snacks, though they do have breakfast and lunch items that go beyond the basic salads and sandwiches. Small gift shop with the usual t-shirts and some computer games. My favorite part of the museum was the autonomous... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I visit the area I go to museum and always find something new to look at. Make sure you do a little bit of research before you go as certain days some exhibits run and other days they are not manned, example the early IBM computer. If there's one thing you do make sure you pick up one... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An extremely well laid out and designed experience. The videos and displays are very informative and everybody on my party enjoyed their visit :) If your a geek this is a definite visit

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Tustin, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into this sort of thing (you will know who you are) It his HIGHLY recommended. They have done an awesome job of taking you back into the origins of this remarkable device that is present in almost every aspect of our lives. I found myself completely absorbed by the displays of the early devices, many of which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See how computers evolved from all aspects. Really nice place to go. Some of the old technology only mentioned on text book. Now you can actually see them!!! It is good place to spend 3 to 4 hours or even more to see all the details.

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Thank Sam T
Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel the brilliant minds from the past. Well organized and information is presented in multiple formats. Incredible collection of historically significant technology. Worth taking the time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here with my kids and it was great! So many interesting exhibits of the history of computing. Missing the last few years with Cloud, modern mobile, IoT, home automation and the like.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice and well maintained museum. Some of the exhibits are fascinating! Would definitely recommend...

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