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The National Museum of Computing

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Address: Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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+44 1908 374708
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Thu 12:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an...

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 world's oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.

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So interesting.... Fascinating to see these historic machines actually working.

Not a visit for everyone I expect but the knowledge and passion of the guides and volunteers really brought this alive. Essential visit for anyone into computers, coding or just... read more

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Carcavelos, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a visit for everyone I expect but the knowledge and passion of the guides and volunteers really brought this alive. Essential visit for anyone into computers, coding or just fascinated by the rapid expansion and development of the technology we all take for granted. The students with us aged from 14 - 17 all a bit geeky to be... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my 10 year old granddaughter during school holiday. Most displays a little above her head but enough to interest her during her WW2 topic at school. The computer games available in the last room provided a fun ending to the visit.

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Thank JackieIC
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible place to visit to remind us and teach children how far computing has come since the days of Bletchley. Learn from experts who work to keep out of date machines in working order. Enjoy the walk down memory lane as you visit computers from your past.

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Thank heather k
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited after Bletchley next door. It carries on the story with the Colossus, a more advanced version of the bombe machine and the first computer as claimed by some. After looking at that there's tonnes of old machines in here (most of which i wasn't interested in) i liked looking at the stuff i remember from my childhood (the 90's)... More 

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Thank Amelia H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful afternoon! Even our ten year old was fascinated, but it was a particularly special trip down memory lane for us oldies :)

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Thank RobandAli
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum last week hopeing to see the many computers that i know are there. As an ex DEC engineer i wanted to see some of the pdp11 's that i know are there. I paied the entry fee £3.00 ( really!! ) went round colossus but was told the rest of the museum was closed WHY ?????... More 

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TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this review

We're sorry you visited on a day the whole Museum was not open to the public. Colossus and Tunny are open every day. The rest of the museum is open on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons plus many school holidays. There are also guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Information is to be found on our website, but unfortunately... More 

Harrogate
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great follow up to Bletchley park visit, as it houses Collosus. Also the oldest working original computer, WITCH. Plenty of other historical pieces that brought back memories for me - Winchester discs, etc. Even found the copy of Sinclair User magazine from Sept/Oct 1982 in their library that my friend and I got a programme published in. Happy days.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very interesting. There's loads on the old equipment such as calculators from the first one to now. There's a part about women in IT which is fascinating and really nice to see women representation. You get to see colossus and WITCH. Theres software and PC gallery. There's also retro games that you can play. Leave plenty of... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the NMoC whilst at the main attraction, Bletchley Park. Being a child of the 80's I grew up right at the time when computers and computing were becoming mainstream and this museum was a fascinating place to see the history and development of computers. For us adults there's plenty of information and stuff to read / look at... More 

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High Wycombe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh dear, their mission statement says "The museum brings to life the history and ongoing development of computing for inspiration, education, learning and enjoyment". The history of computing fulfils this goal however the ongoing development part is lacking/non-existent. Staff mainly consist of older white men with little enthusiasm for modern day tech and a lots of the hands-on computers failed... More 

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