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The Centre for Computing History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An extraordinary gem in Cambridge

Absolutely amazing place -- not just for my geeky husband for our two small kids and me as well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naomi W
Takes me back and the kids loved it!

Looking round all the exhibits was an absolute throw back to my youth. The kids loved the arcade... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
+44 1223 214446
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Hanham V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 7 November 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 5 November 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
Thank JustSnowNow
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I happen to have gone to one of the retro gaming nights held here and it was epic! They had so many games consoles and games to choose from.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 741vickyt
Reviewed 18 October 2018

It is amazing to realise how far computing and allied technology has developed in half a lifetime and this is brought home by a visit to the Centre for Computing History. Delighted that so many old (and it feels not-so-old) computers have been brought together...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Wymroyal
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Really good way to reminisce and spend a couple of hours, really interesting and worth a visit if you're interested in retro technology

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Housley1982
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Throughly recommended if you are nostalgic about computing things, have children, or as a school trip. Lots of hands-on computers and consoles, although most are setup to play games. The history is explained well and the biographies fascinating. There are also cameras, and other computer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris Y
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21 October 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.
8 July 2015|
Response from Jason F | Property representative |
Hi , Yes we are open Wednesday through to Sunday every week without fail. :) See you soon! Jason