The Museum of Computing is dedicated to preserving and displaying examples of early computers. It was the first United Kingdom museum exclusively dedicated to the history of computing and opened in February 2003. It aims to preserve the history of computing, to be used as a valuable educational resource and as an information repository for historians, collectors and the media, and to illustrate this history in an entertaining way. The Museum includes working machines and interactive activities. The exhibitions have included the Pong to PlayStation exhibition.
The Museum is not simply a repository of artefacts, but has active displays as well as providing a forum for the provision of lectures. There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Most artefacts belong to the museum, although some exhibits have been loaned by companies and other collectors. Take a virtual tour. The museum is wheelchair accessible with many objects to touch. The nearest toilets are at the Central Library. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Location : 6-7 Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN
Transport: Swindon (National Rail) 10 minutes. Bus Routes : 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 49, 70A, 71 and 72A stop nearby (Regent Circus)
Opening Times : Friday 10:00 to 16:00; Saturday 09:30 to 17:00
Tickets : Adults £2.00; Concessions £1.50; Children (5 - 15) £1.00.
Tel: 07834 375628