The Museum of Computing

The Museum of Computing
6-7 Theatre Square
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 1QN
England

Website

www.museumofcomputing.org.uk

E-mail

info@museumofcomputing.org.uk

Telephone

07834 375628

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The first museum in Britain dedicated to computing opened in Swindon, February 2003. In June/July 2009 the Museum of Computing moved to new premises in Theatre Square between the Wyvern Theatre and the library.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Friday 10:00-16:00
Saturday 9:30 - 17:00
There is disabled access.

Closed: From Christmas Day to New Years day

Admission charges

Adults: £2.00
Students and concessions: £1.50
Children age 6-15: £1.00
Children under 5's: free
Family Ticket: £5

Getting there

We are located by the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon town centre. The nearest car park is the Wyvern multi-storey. We are about 15 mins walk from the train station.

1970s/1980s computing hardware, software, printed materials, namely: Home computers; TV and handheld electronic games; portable computers; business systems; software; magazines, books and peripherals. Many rare items; regular magazine produced; regular lectures and events held. Visitors can also hook up many of the systems and play games or run software...

Collection details

Science and Technology, Toys and Hobbies

Key artists and exhibits

  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Electronic games
  • Major figures in the development of computers
  • The computer industry
  • Telecommunications

Getting there

We are located by the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon town centre. The nearest car park is the Wyvern multi-storey. We are about 15 mins walk from the train station.

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