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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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Interesting One Off Visit

Worth visiting when in Bletchley / Milton Keynes area however wouldn't travel 100 mile again to... read more

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David J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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The National Museum of Computing is situated inside Bletchley Park but is run as a separate entity... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kent, 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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00, 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
+44 1908 374708
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth visiting when in Bletchley / Milton Keynes area however wouldn't travel 100 mile again to revisit. Not an ideal place to take children .

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Museum of Computing is situated inside Bletchley Park but is run as a separate entity. It is an additional £7.50 to go in but well worth it if you are interested in old computers or you want to reminisce about your past as...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of history about computing if that's what you like! Good fun for the children and also for us the adults remebering old video consoles and PCs from the eighties.

Thank Joaquin d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you were intrigued by "The Imitation Game," you'll find the museum an interesting coda to your visit to Bletchley Park. Learn about Alan Turing's accomplishments as well as those of others who used early computers to break the Nazi codes and shorten the way...More

Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to see a surviving Colossus, and also particularly the Lorenz telex coding system. It's a real help in understanding how the cypher was cracked to actually see the Lorenz device - though of course nobody at BP saw one till after the end of...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Association of Network Managers in Education has run two trips for members here now and has thoroughly enjoyed it each time, several members that went the first time came the second, and we're already hoping to arrange another trip next year... Great for school...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A day well spent and had more than we thought. This was a catch up as we didn't have time to visit when we came to Bletchley Park last year. Pity it is not part of Bletchley Park itself. Still, plenty to see and do...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a day at the museum as I had heard about it from a friend. And of course Bletchley Park is a rather famous place. The museum is a bit hard to find, just off the main Bletchley campus and in a rather non-descript one...More

Thank Claudia Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is amazing - the best computing history display I have seen anywhere in the world, and one of the best places I visited while in London. Out at Bletchley Park (the original home of Turing's war work and of the Colossus), my only...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see for anyone intersted in computing, the whole evolution of IT is here. Colossus, the code-breaking computer is still functional and if you are lucky you will see it operating and unlocking some codes.Also the first home computers, still functional are here,it is...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you combine the visit to the computer museum with Bletchley park. Is there places to eat nearby.
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
How long does it take to visit the museum?
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.