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Centre for Computing History

By Ben Comber

Centre for Computing History
Centre for Computing History

Not just for gamers and techies. A different day out with special evening events also on the calendar for those in the know.

Centre for Computing History

Address: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB1 3EW

Visitor centre opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admissions 4pm).

Entry prices: £8; children (5-16) - £6; under 5s go free; family (two adults two children) - £24

Parking: Limited parking available

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: Yes, cafe serves teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks.

With over 800 computers in their archives, and many consoles and arcade machines to play, older gamers can reminisce in the games of their youth, with Sonic, Pacman and Pong among the least obscure.

It’s a great flashback that kids will love too, and with a virtual reality headset there’s also a glimpse into the future. The Centre for Computing History is a treasure trove of technological wonders that present a comprehensive history of the digital revolution that has changed the modern world.

As well as games consoles there are computers, gadgets and gizmos on display. There’s also a gift shop and cafe, and guided tours available for larger groups.

The centre is just behind the Beehive shopping centre, so you can drop the kids off, big and small, and pop around the corner for some retail therapy if circuits and wires aren’t your thing.

More information can be found on the Centre for Computing History website.


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