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The National Museum of Computing

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fascinating and unique computer display

Next door to Bletchley Park don’t miss a chance to see the Mark 2 Colossus still working (with all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kathinated
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Interesting

A very interesting place to visit and if you are also going to Bletchley Park, I suggest you go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandra k
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Fareham, 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...more
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Bletchley Park Sherwood Drive | Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Next door to Bletchley Park don’t miss a chance to see the Mark 2 Colossus still working (with all its 2500 valves!) and a rebuild of a Bombe as used at BP. Currently under repair you can still see the main attractions for a reduced...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit and if you are also going to Bletchley Park, I suggest you go here first as it helps to understand the workings of Bletchley Park. Staff were very helpful and so interesting to listen to. They certainly know their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sandra k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unplanned visit with my teenage son. The location is adjacent to the Bletchley Park Enigma code breakers exhibition but for me, this is a much more interesting museum. The site is set out into multiple single stored rooms, each of which focused on a different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

I should open with a confession. I'm a massive technology geek and I've worked in the industry for over two decades. This place was part educational and part walk down memory lane. I loved the Colossus room and looking at the bombes, and we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richk77
Reviewed January 3, 2019

I did not even know about this place, despite having visited Bletchley Park twice. Only found out when I enquired about the "Bombe" that was no longer on display at Bletchley Park. We only spent about an hour there, and literally only saw the "Bombe"...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank youngjudy
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Sadly we should probably go to this Museum with more interesting than just code breaking. I did enjoy the computer game section and enjoyed playing Leemings again. However the highlight was seeing the Bombe machine working, which broke Enigma but also a copy of Collusus....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Went there with friends. Very, very interesting story. Could have spent the whole afternoon there. Something that all people should be aware of vis a vis impact on Britains War effort.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We visited the museum for the first time on a Saturday morning. Even though a Google search showed the museum opens at noon, parts of it were actually open at 10:30 am (consistent with their web page). Some of the helpful and friendly staff/volunteers on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

On a reconstructed “Bombe” guides explain how the code of German Enigma machine was broken by Alan Turing. Very fascinating. The “Bombe” is even working. The the “Bombe” is the most fascinating, there is also a large display of the development of computers. Even the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrisVoyageurs
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The NMC is excellent. Drive past Bletchley Park's entrance (don't waste your time there), and up the hill to the NMC. They have working examples from the beginnings of computing in the UK, including working examples of the Bombes from Bletchley, Colossus (and it's forerunners),...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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poip123
November 28, 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
May 16, 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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Stratman2011
July 5, 2015|
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Response from georgiachis3 |
^^ for the above answer I meant the Bombe My mistake
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