Get your IT badges at the museum
We welcome visits from cubs and scouts. We can arrange a variety of activities, depending on your requirements. Our displays cover both the technical and social changes that computers have made to society, as well as the history of computers and related areas.
Many of our items can be handled, but we do ask that all visitors treat them with care. We aim to have a variety of machines running to give visitors a real sense of how they differ from modern computers.
We open for group visits by arrangement, daytime or evening. The museum will not be open to the general public at these times, so your group will have sole access for your visit.
We offer a range of activities, including games programming workshops and museum tours. These cover various topics and can be adapted for cubs or scouts.
Museum tours include quizzes and mini-projects which can be completed at a regular meeting if preferred. Both tours and workshops are suitable for up to 8 pupils - larger groups can be split, each spending half of the visit on a tour and then a workshop. Please contact us if you wish to bring a larger group.
The gallery area is on the ground floor, and accessible by wheelchair. Our classroom is downstairs, but if necessary we could transfer those activities to the ground floor.
Accompanying adults and supervision
We do require a minimum of two adults with each group; as our premises are on two levels this ensures that all group members will have a group adult with them. Leaders and accompanying adults are responsible for the behaviour and general health and safety of their group at the museum. Leaders and accompanying adults should remain with their group at all times for their health and safety and to accompany them in case of emergency evacuation.
We charge £3 per child, accompanying adults are free. Payment can be by cash on the day, by cheque (either in advance or on the day) or by PayPal if you prefer.
We'll be happy to let leaders visit to see what we have to offer, and to plan for a visit. Contact us to arrange a suitable time.
Our toilet is in the downstairs classroom area, but there are disabled toilets in the Central Library just a minute away, although these are not always open in the evening.