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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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Astonishing working relics

Not many of us have the expert knowledge that caused the many systems here to be developed in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colin S
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Home Counties UK
Take the guided tour

This is a fascinating exhibition of the Colossus, the Tunny and the Harwell. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Coakley2017
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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+44 1908 374708
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Reviewed yesterday

Not many of us have the expert knowledge that caused the many systems here to be developed in the first place but then you do not need specialist know-how to appreciate just what others achieved back in WW11. The information cards, and Guides will help...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fascinating exhibition of the Colossus, the Tunny and the Harwell. I highly recommend the tour, which takes place when the museum is closed so there are no crowds. The tour would have been perfect if it focused on the WWII and post-war...More

Thank Coakley2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most of the exhibits except for the colossus reconstruction were closed off when we visited. The Colossus reconstruction was running as was the Robinson machine, but apart from that it was all shut off. It doesn't seem at all worthy of the name "National Museum...More

Thank ClydeOctagon
TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We would very much like to open the whole museum to the public more often. School and corporate groups visit almost daily during term times, and, with limited funds, we attempt to open the whole Museum to the public as often as we can -...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

In the grounds of Bletchley Park, this is an interesting place to visit. The computers Tunny and Colossus are a must see and the staff are very interesting and informative. These two machines are open all week but the rest of the museum is not...More

Thank stjean11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped in for a short visit to see the Collossus computer rebuild and the main museum was closed so it might have restricted hours. The colossus exhibit was open and for a small fee I could get to see it. After visiting Bletchley Park...More

Thank Anthony S
TNMOC, Public Relations Manager at The National Museum of Computing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The whole of the Museum is usually open on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Guided tours (booking advisable) are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family reunion near bletchley and Satuday sparked so many questions we had to return on Sunday. The guides are amazing - so well informed and enthusiastic, and all seem to be cast in the same mould as the original Bletchley veterans. It...More

Thank ttne2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anybody who is interested in (1) computing and (2) WWII decoding needs to visit this place. Separate from Bletchley Park, but on the same site, this is a tremendous trip down memory lane for those who were employed in the computer industry. Even if you...More

Thank Stratman1944
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here as part of a day out to Bletchley Park. It is at the top of the hill beyond the car parks but worth a walk up there to take a look. Very interesting to see all of the old computers from the like...More

Thank thepiemanuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the first ever computer which has been rebuilt is very interesting. This was used during the second world war to break the German codes which shortened the war.

Thank jmc5005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was beyond excited to visit the National Museum of Computing, since it represented so much of my childhood, and life since - I am an unavowed geek! :) The museum covers the gamut with many working computers from practically every era of computing from mechanical,...More

Thank Richard T
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poip123
28 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
16 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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