Museum of Computing at Swindon

Swindon Museum of Computing children’s events

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Loads of fun for all the family is programmed for the Museum of Computing in Swindon, Wiltshire this weekend!

Summer Activities

In the last of this month’s Children’s summer activities, the Museum, which is in Theatre Square, opens its doors on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August for a  Codes and Ciphers Treasure Hunt! Can you crack the 6 coded messages, find the hidden treasure in the museum and claim your prize?

All activities are free, but standard museum admission charges apply (adult admission £2, children £1, concessions £1.50 and families £5).

The Museum

The Museum of Computing opens its doors on Fridays and Saturdays and offers a fascinating glimpse into a subject that many of us can’t help but connect with.

Although it provides a serious record of serious computing, as you might expect, the Museum of Computing is also high on nostalgia. Many exhibits are devoted to home computing, so you are likely to encounter a few old ‘friends’ in the shape of games consoles and primitive PCs.

The Museum of Computing offers educational opportunities for all ages with Saturday morning computer club for children. There is a waiting list for these sessions so please contact the Museum of Computing on info@museumofcomputing.org.uk.

BBC First Click

Sessions are also available for adults under the umbrella of BBC First Click. The BBC First Click campaign aims to help the 9.2 million people in the UK who do not currently use the internet get online.

Interactive fun

The Museum of Computing aims to make computing fun and interactive for all its visitors. Visiting the museum will give you an insight as to how computers were generated and how they have evolved over time. As well as understanding the history of computers you will have the opportunity for a ‘hands on experience’ with old and new computer systems.

Events
The museum also hosts and promotes events, such as the one marking the 30th anniversary of Pacman, which was designed to spill over on to the streets and on to the Big Screen at Wharf Green. These events have proved a great success and plans are underway for future events at the Big Screen.
Opening times:
Saturday 9.30 – 5.00pm
Friday 10.00 – 4 .00pm
For full details of the Museum of Computing, check out their website:
Info and images courtesy of the Museum of Computing and Your Swindon Town Centre
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