We are an independent, volunteer-run museum, accredited with Arts Council England. We are members of the Association of Independent Museums, the Museums Association, and the South West Federation of Museus and Art Galleries. We work closely with other local museums through the Wiltshire Museums Group and the Swindon Museums Group.
The Museum of Computing exists to collect, document, safeguard, interpret and make accessible artefacts, and to provide a record of all aspects of the history of computing. The Museum will enable the public to explore its collection for inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
The museum will engage with the local community, offering a hub for technology-related activities and education, bringing its history to life, providing a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone.
About the museum
The Museum of Computing is devoted to the history of computing and digital development. It was the first physical museum of its kind in the UK dedicated to the history of computing. It is based in the centre of Swindon at Theatre Square. The Museum is not simply a repository of artefacts, but has active displays as well as providing a forum for the provision of lectures.
There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Most artefacts belong to the museum, although some exhibits have been loaned by companies and other collectors. The Museum is keen to show former products of commercial computer companies, and welcomes such offers.