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The Centre for Computing History showcases the history of computing through interactive exhibitions. Visitors can explore vintage computers and memorabilia, and learn about the people behind the inventions. The Centre runs regular educational workshops, guided tours and events.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- Museums are a great place to take some time for yourself in a calm environment;
- You can learn new things, and try out (or rediscover) technology from the past;
- There are opportunities to volunteer for the museum, which can build your skills and confidence.
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Where to go
The Centre for Computing History
What to expect?
The Centre for Computing History explores developments in digital technology over the last 60 years.
When you visit you’ll be able to have a go on various vintage computers and games consoles, to understand how computing has changed. You will also be able to read about the social and cultural impacts of developments in technology.
The Centre for Computing History is located near the Beehive Centre in Cambridge. For directions and opening times visit their website.
The museum is fully accessible. There is limited free parking available, including one dedicated accessible parking space.
There is a café at the Centre serving hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.
The Centre for Computing History runs a variety of events for both adults and children. Visit the events page of their website for more information.
The Centre for Computing History relies on a team of volunteers to help them keep the museum running. Volunteering roles include front of house, archiving, education and technical assistance. They are keen to create volunteering opportunities for anyone who is interested. Visit the volunteering page of their website for more information.
There is an admission fee to visit the museum. There is a reduced rate for children aged 5 – 16, students, carers and those aged over 60.
Children under 5 can visit for free