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The National Museum of Computing

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A real trip down the I.T. memory lane

To see the innovative WW2 Colossus, Tunny and Bombe code-breaking solutions was amazing. Seeing the... read more

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oldorwot
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What a remarkable visit. Captures the WW2 feel and an important time in our history that everyone... read more

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The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world's largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the...more
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Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

To see the innovative WW2 Colossus, Tunny and Bombe code-breaking solutions was amazing. Seeing the history of computing before your very eyes was exceptional - many of the early computers were in working order and quite usable. The most intriguing exhibit for me was the...More

Thank oldorwot
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a remarkable visit. Captures the WW2 feel and an important time in our history that everyone should see. An amazing place about amazing people to whom we owe so much!

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit with our grandsons. Interesting to see the development of the computer from collossus to the present day. Lots to learn and games to play.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing Museum with only Tunny and Collossus open, Bombe closed and main modern computer museum closed but no clear signage given. Main Bletchley Park staff were not aware of the Bombe closure as they recommended us to go there. We could not understand why Tunny,...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 June 2018

For those who remember 5 hole punch tape or 2ft diameter [non-floppy] discs come and sigh for problems long gone! This museum is part of Bletchley Park and has a Bombe and Colossus. That is the last mechanical and the first electrical computer respectively. It...More

2  Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This a must visit for computer an IT enthusiasts. The Museum paints the path how amazingly the computing has evolved in its short history. Fascinating.

1  Thank beachstone2c
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Very good selection of artefacts, enthusiastically described by the guides. I spent a couple of hours in the first code breaking rooms, before even venturing into the "proper" computing parts. Mostly staffed by retired people who used to work with the equipment, so much more...More

2  Thank Gretchen R
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A lot of equipment that I used to work on. Very interesting if you are into computing, or if you just have an interest in historical milestones.

1  Thank Goldenmarvin
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Check the opening times before you go because it is not open fully throughout the week. I would recommend a 2-hour tour, but this does incur a fee and it's best to book in advance for this if you can. The tour guide we had...More

1  Thank Harv12
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This museum tells the story of computers from the very beginning. It was amazing to see and read about and very interesting, especially for anyone into IT. I'm a bit of a technophobe so didn't understand everything but my husband really enjoyed the experience.

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poip123
29 November 2016|
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Response from Victoria A |
Yes can visit both Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing on one but please note we are separate organizations with separate admissions charges. We only have a very small cafe selling snacks but there are... More
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sleepysheep27
17 May 2016|
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Response from Stratman2011 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much information you want to glean, I would allow at least two hours. If you want to also take a tour in the Tunny and Colossus Galleries then I would allow 4 hours. Hope that helps.
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