Come and see 70 years of technology from desktops, portables, laptops and Apple Macs, to games consoles, handhelds, arcade games, calculators and more...Exhibits are hands-on, rather that just stored in glass cabinets and visitors are able to play old fashioned computer games, including Pong, Sonic The Hedgehog and Space Invaders. Exhibits also include a rare 1989 Nintendo Power Glove and a Science of Cambridge Mark 14, which was the first computer designed by Sir Clive Sinclair. At any one time, about 10% of the collection is in the main display. The Museum of Computing was the first dedicated computer museum in the UK, opening in 2003. It is a non-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and is run entirely by volunteers.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£3.00 per ticket|
|Concession||£2.00 per ticket|
|Family||£8.00 per ticket|
|children 6-15yrs||£2.00 per ticket|
All children under 14yrs must be accompanied by an adult.
|2020 - Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Temporarily closed
Last admission at 15:30
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Our display area is accessible by wheelchair
- Open All Year
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
- Parking (charge) - There are several car parks close by, Islington Street open-air and the Wyvern multi-storey car parks.
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - Tel. 01793 492256 for information.
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - Tel. 07834 375628 for information.
- Groups Accepted
Map & Directions
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good40
- LiquidCrystal1Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLoved it...Wednesday, 6th November 2019I first heard about the museum in USA and, during a recent trip to London, I took the train from Paddington Station to Swindon (took under 1 hour). Before I got out of the train station, I stopped... Read full review
- timjV7348NOWest Molesey, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyWonderful mix of nostalgia and funSaturday, 25th January 2020I visited with my 4 year old son. We had a warm welcome, and greatly enjoyed our visit. The highlight for me was playing Airwolf on the BBC Micro with my son, and finding I still had the muscle... Read full review
- the_f_rangerSwindonTrip Type:FamilyBest spot in Swindon to pass a wet afternoon with kids in towTuesday, 25th February 2020Others thought the same as it was more crowded than I’d ever seen it. Always interesting and fun...good games to play. Kids were entertained. Okay 4/5 - what could be changed? Some of the hardware... Read full review
- TripAdvisor Awards TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015