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The National Museum of Computing

Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
+44 1908 374708
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Great for fans of computing history and computing during WW2

We travelled 2 hours by train to reach Bletchley Park where this museum is located. Certain aspects... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daffystjob
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

Simply, make a detour to see this recent history. Go round with a guide, you can miss so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
richard s
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Strensham, United Kingdom
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The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world's largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled 2 hours by train to reach Bletchley Park where this museum is located. Certain aspects of this museum where quite interesting, their are some old gaming consoles and old programming software which offer some interaction.The huge memory banks from the 80's are pretty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply, make a detour to see this recent history. Go round with a guide, you can miss so much touring yourself.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I combined this with a visit to Bletchley Park. The machinery is amazing and you have to admire the intelligence behind it all. When you think of how pwerful our computers are now...!

2  Thank Harry L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Helps you appreciate the work done to break codes in the wars that lead to the creation of the first computer, Would recommend a guide although at our visit the staff were very happy to talk and show. Could be a bit dry but even...More

1  Thank TravellerJP
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Nice to see the exhibitions - a lot of things from my career in IT over the last xxx years. Good set of stories and supporting material. Really enjoyed the talk - made a lot of sense about the park collection - and showed the...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is the poorer cousin would be so much better if Blechley park was one again. As it stands would strongly advise going on s day when guided tours are available, staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A great little gem, although feeling somewhat like the poor cousin to Bletchley Park at a quick glance from the outside. However a brilliant place with plenty of detail (including a mini exhibition of slide rules!!!). Helpful and enthusiastic staff with huge amounts to see...More

1  Thank Littlewigsey
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is an incredibly important museum. On a number of counts. Computers had a very small period of time when they stood out as being important or unusual things. Within just a few decades of the industry starting out, they became very common and very...More

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

For people of a certain age it's a step back in time, for the younger ones it's a history lesson with real activities (old computer games). It's in the same grounds as Bletchley Park, well worth a visit.

1  Thank NickTooley
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The National Museum of Computing recreates the Mark IV and V early and first digital computers that helped break the Nazi High Command Code during WWII. The presentation and demonstrations are excellent. Pair this with your trip to Bletchley Park so you get the whole...More

1  Thank Lin K
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poip123
29 November 2016|
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Response from Victoria A |
Yes can visit both Bletchley Park Trust and The National Museum of Computing on one but please note we are separate organizations with separate admissions charges. We only have a very small cafe selling snacks but there are... More
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sleepysheep27
17 May 2016|
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Response from Stratman2011 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how much information you want to glean, I would allow at least two hours. If you want to also take a tour in the Tunny and Colossus Galleries then I would allow 4 hours. Hope that helps.
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