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The National Museum of Computing

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful day out and good for interesting kids

Went there with friends. Very, very interesting story. Could have spent the whole afternoon there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Burcottguy
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
A very worthwhile visit even if you don't know much about computing

We visited the museum for the first time on a Saturday morning. Even though a Google search showed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One visit is not enough here as there is so much to see. Signage could be better for wheelchair visitors. Corridors are narrow but expected in old buildings

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At this museum you will see the basic history of computing, and you will be given a glimpse of the future. You can go round the first part with a general guide. Check prices as there is a difference between the museum and a guided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wyntyll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning work being done here, and well thought out displays. Do take the trouble to time your visit, and book for, one of the guided tours... well worth the nuisance. Tour perhaps NOT for YOUNG children. 12 y.o., or INTERESTED in such things 10 y.o.,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sam L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to see working models of some of the early computers that had such a huge impact on the results of WW2. This crowned our day in Bletchley and the volunteer guide really made things easy to understand. Super value and a must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than last time. The information available is very good and the guides are excellent. I recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hugh D
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Modern history brought to life. This is on the Bletchley Park sight but has a separate entrance fee. I found it a great way to show how much computing has come on in a realatively short time. Being middle aged I found myself on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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poip123
28 November 2016|
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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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