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Cambridge Centre for Computing History

Centre for Computing History

The Cambridge Centre for Computing History. Photo by airsynth.es

About the Centre for Computing History

The Centre for Computing History takes two seemingly dry subjects, computing and history, and makes them interactive and fun! Based in the place where Alan Turing, father of the modern computer, worked, Cambridge is rich with digital history.

History comes to life with the Centre’s collection of retro video game console collection. From the Atari to the PowerGlove, the Gameboy to the GameCube the Centre for Computing History has it all.

The Centre for Computing History is open daily, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is £7 for adults and £5 for children ages 5 to 16.

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Education at the Centre for Computing History

Mario

Mario: plumber, hero, and historical figure.

Games have been a part of human culture and history since the very beginning. Part of the social fabric in the ever-moving Information Age, games give us a chance to look back and learn. Though the history might seem recent, video games of yesteryear say a lot about technology and society in the modern age.

The Centre for Computer History is also home to a collection of facsimiles and documents detailing the history of computer science. Current and future engineers and scientists will be fascinated by the past and present situations of computers in culture.

The Centre for Computing History happily hosts school visits, as well as interested tourists, families, and individuals.

Family Fun at the Centre for Computing History

The museum hosts an extensive collection of vintage and new video game consoles and games. Like a historical arcade, kids and family can come enjoy games from the past and present. The Centre for Computing History is a great place to host birthday parties. The Centre can even run video game tournaments!

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Cambridge Centre for Computing History Contact & Location

Telephone : 01223 214446

Email: admin@computinghistory.org.uk

The Centre for Computing History
Rene Court
Coldham’s Road
Cambridge CB1 3EW
United Kingdom

 

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