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Aachen Computermuseum

not visited by HoCF

GE

Computer Museum Aachen

Address:
Sommerfeldstraße, Aachen, Germany

Opening Hours:
Tue 8.30-13; Wed 16-19

Contact:
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Keitemeier
bk (at) itje.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 (0) 241 80-23907
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80-22672

American Computer Museum,
editors last visit Sep 2007
USA

2304 North 7th Avenue - Suite B
Bozeman, MT 59715
+1 406 582-1288
email: director@compustory.com

Open
June - August: 10 AM to 4 PM (Thurs. till 8 PM) 7-days-a-week
September-May:  Tue., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 12 to 4 PM & Thu. 4 PM till 8 PM

Admission: $4 per adult,  $2 per child 6 to 12 (under 6, free)
Group Rates: Call (406) 582-1288 for Information 

Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's & July 4th

Our displays are designed to appeal from the beginner through the expert in computing. All visitors have an opportunity to view in our theater a video introducing the museum and its collections. All visitors are given an option to join regularly scheduled tours conducted by knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. We have literally hosted visitors from 3 to 93 years of age - it is an ideal family destination.

Probably the biggest surprise that visitors have expressed is the unexpectedly comprehensive assortment of antique office appliance such as typewriters, arithmometers, adding machines, furniture, electric fans, staplers, pencil sharpeners, etc. that await them - not to mention hundreds of slide rules, dozens of mainframe computers and peripherals and scores of personal computers - all presented in a timeline fashion. Over 1,000 artifacts are on display in a 6,000 square foot area.

The hands-on area allows the visitors to interact with antique office equipment such as  typewriters, a telegraph, mechanical calculators, slide rules, etc.... Young people especially appreciate the opportunity to try for themselves these early devices.

Look around you and chances are that you are near a computer or computing device. Be you in your home, car or out for a stroll - you are most probably near one. Your watch, microwave, car, ATM bank machine, telephone, pager, CD player, clock, VCR, laser disk player, dvd player - computer. All of these devices and many more have tiny silicon devices that compute and store information. By traveling through our museum's timeline you will grasp the exciting 4,000 year history of the information age. Technology becomes easier to accept when one learns about its origins in the natural process of human development.

Come and join us in exploring this world!

editors note:
You'll have a 15 mins video and a 101 lecture in computer history too!
Amazing how they can stock so much into in such a limited space. Well done!

Arithmeum in Bonn GE

Arithmeum in Bonn, Germany

Visitors information in German

Address
Lennéstrasse 2
53113 Bonn
Germany

phone: 00 49 (0)228-738790
Fax: 00 49 (0)228-738771
arithmeum@or.uni-bonn.de

Open: Tu - Su from 11:00 till 18:00

Subway stop: Universität / Markt
Bus and tramway stop Hauptbahnhof

Admission 3,- EUR

Guided tours (apr. 1 hr) on appointment prive 25 Eur. ex admission. The fee is waived for school classes. Groups of over 7 persons please contact the museum. Public tours every sunday at 11:00, free

ATT center, New York, US

editors last visit Mar 1996

USA

Not a very large museum but the exhibition is very professional and contains a lot of video material to watch. At the exposition there is even a gigantic talking robot. Nice gadget.

 

Bradbury Science Museum

 

USA

Mail stop C330
Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA
(John Rhodes)
TEL: 505/667-4444

Bletchley Park

editors last visit May 2002

UK

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, UK

The museum is housed in a historic building in Bletchley park. Here the Colossus and the famous Bombs have been constructed during WW II.

A reconstruction of the colossus is completed by a group of volunteers. They are currently involved in reconstructing "the Bomb". Also enigma's are on display that were used by the Germans to code their messages. Which code was cracked by the Colossus and the Bombs.

The museum is open every day at 14:00 for special tours and in the weekends from 10:00-16:00, please refer to their site for the exact opening hours

CFMIT

Chippewa Falls Museum of Technology

not visited by HoCF

USA History of CFMIT

The idea for a museum of industry and technology originated with Cray Research in the mid-1980s when the retirements and deaths of founders, coupled with product transitions, raised concerns that the original technology and history would be irretrievably lost. The first thought was for the company to develop its own museum. Company leaders also recognized a need to inspire young people to pursue careers in technology. The Cray Educational Initiative began about the same time.

Cray employees and consultants from the Chippewa Valley Museum investigated area interest and established a community-wide advisory group. During this time the museum concept became much broader with the recognition that the history of industrial invention and innovation in Chippewa Falls encompassed a large number and variety of industries. In May 1990, members of the Chippewa Falls community incorporated the nonprofit Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology.

In 1996 the City of Chippewa Falls accepted the Seymour Cray Supercomputer Collection from SGI/Cray Research and installed it in a city facility at 21 E. Grand Avenue. The City named CFMIT as the managing organization charged with taking care of and exhibiting the collection as required by the terms of the gift. The City of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County provides financial support, as do museum members, visitors, and community supporters.

CFMIT opened to the public May 17, 1998. As of January 2003, over 15,000 visitors from all over the world have toured CFMIT.

Mission Statement

The Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology, Inc., (CFMIT) has a two-fold mission. First, we interpret the rich, varied history of the manufacturing and processing industries that have existed here since the beginning of the community in the 1840s. Within the context of the history of these industries, we also tell of our area and its people. The second part of our mission is to inspire interest and understanding of the technological principles fundamental to our historic and contemporary industries. We intend to serve a broad audience, including all ages and educational backgrounds.

text taken integrally from: http://my.execpc.com/~cfmit/index.html

Admission:

Adult: $3.00, Children through age 18: $1.00, CFMIT Members admitted free

Hours:

Open year-round

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00- 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Group tours at other times by arrangement, Special programs available for school groups

Contact:

CFMIT
21 E. Grand Avenue
Chippewa Falls Wisconsin
USA

Telephone: (715) 720-9206
Fax: (715) 720-6915
E-mail: cfmit@execpc.com

how to get there:

map

Commercial Computing Museum Project

Not visited by the HoCF

USA (Kevin Stumpf)
TEL:519/744-2900
stumpf@waterloo.hp.com
Computermuseum NL

Computermuseum

Binckhorstlaan 521
Den Haag
The Netherlands

The museum depot is open to the public every third Sunday afternoon of the month.
You'll get a tour and coffee. The museum shop has one item worth of buying: a CD ROM with the entire history of computing

The museum has close collaboration with the History of Computing Foundation

See for information: www.computermuseum.nl

contact and other information: info@computermuseum.nl

admission: free

how to get there

Computer Museum of America

Not visited by the HoCF

USA Coleman College
7380 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, CA
TEL: 619/465-8226

Computermuseum University of Stuttgart

Not visited by the HoC

GE

Open:

Tuesdays between 16.15 und 18.30 Uhr.
Or call Klemens at ++49 / (0)711 7816 341

Location:

Room 0.148 New building of computerscience
Universitätsstr. 38 70569 Vaihingen

Contact:

Klemens Krause
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Softwaretechnologie
Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.209
Tel.: ++49 / (0)711 7816 341
E-Mail: Klemens.Krause@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

admission: free

Small collection of partly DDR heritage.
Some of the site is in English, not all links are working properly.

Computer History Museum

 

editors last visit Jan 8 2004

USA

computerhistory museum

The Computer History Museum inherited the entire collection from The Computer Museum in Boston, which has merged with the Learning Center.

This is definitely the largest computer museum on earth! They have all the originals from (pieces of) the ENIAC to the Apple I. The exhibition is a true travel through time. Supporting this organization is a must! See below for opening times.

At our visit we (our president and editor in chief) were warmly welcomed by John Tool (COE) en Karen Tucker (PR) talking to them was a pleasure and a learning experience. After that we got a very lively and animated tour. Thank you John and Karen for your warm reception.

Info@computerhistory.org

The Computer Museum History Center

Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

The Computer History Museum's Visible Storage exhibit area is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with free tours starting at 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. A donation is suggested (avg. 10USD)
Special tour times are also available by request.

how to get there

Public Tours
email: Tour Reservation Staff
+1 650 810 1013

Media Tours
email: Catriona Harris
+1 650 810 1036



Cray Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

USA (internal)

Deutsches Museum

editors last visit July 2003

 

 

GE

Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
D-80538 München
Germany

how to get there

Telefon: ++49 / (0)89 / 2179-1
Telefax: ++49 / (0)89 / 2179-324
Internet: http://www.deutsches-museum.de

The museum, library and "Flugwerft Schleißheim" are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Opening hours in the evening:
Wednesday evenings the Deutsches Museum opens certain exhibitions until 8 PM
We offer special programs such as guided tours, concerts, etc.

P.O. Box 26 01 02
8000 Munchen 26
FAX: 089/217 93 24

  GE

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin (DTMB)

see: Technik Museum

Digital Equipment Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

Burlington MA 01803
(Jamie Parker Pearson)

 

   

ENIAC museum

USA

ENIAC Museum at the University of Pennsylvania

Groningen University Museum

 

Not visited by the HoCF

NL Groningen University Computer Center Collection

"Mathematicians, Cosmologists and other scientists make increasingly complex calculations. The University of Groningen once had 20 human calculators in its service. Their job became obsolete when the university bought their first computer in 1958: the ZEBRA. Meaning Zeer Eenvoudig Binair Rekenapparaat or Very Simple Calculation Machine. In contemporary measures this machine had a very limited memory, but back then is was called the Gronings wonder of arithmetic. Today the computer center is in high contrast with the ZEBRA. Now three dimensional simulations are designed in the "Cave". A near real time virtual reality environment"

Last year the ZEBRA and other obsolete machines were moved to the University museum to make it possible to show the still young history of automatic calculation to the general public.

How to get there:
UNIVERSITEITSMUSEUM
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 7a
9712 EA Groningen
tel. (00 31) (0)50-3635083/3635562
E-mail: museum@ub.rug.nl

Open:
Tuesday till Sunday from 13.00 - 17.00
Closed on public holidays, 1 Jan. and 28 August
Special for party's following an educational program the museum can be open in the mornings.

Admission:
€ 2,50 pp from 10 yr.
Free for museumcard holders, students, alumni, and "Vrienden van het UM"
€ 1,-- pp in a group of minimal 8 persons.
For groups following a educational program 1 euro per student.

Hagley Museum and library

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
TEL: 302/658-2400

Harvard University Archives

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

Pusey library
Cambridge, MA 02138
TEL: 617/495-2461

Heinz Nixdorf Museum

editors last visit April 2000

GE

One of the finest and modern computer museums in this field. We think it is the only one in Europe that is specialized on computing. (see also Deutsches Museum Munich / Berlin and Science Museum London)

Possesses some fine 17/18th reconstructions of calculating devices. Some well preserved artifacts from the 1960/70's computer era.

If you are in Paderborn, Germany don't miss this one. Just follow the " HNF forum" shields to get there

This museum also hosts the biannual international conference on the history of computing

Intel Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

USA Intel museum

From the lobby of the stark blue-and-white Robert Noyce Building, you walk up a ramp onto the raised floor of a large, dimly lit room. Spotlights focus your attention on the exhibits.

As at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, most of the displays are technology tutorials for the layman. The visitor learns enough about the design, fabrication and function of semiconductors to appreciate that the microprocessor is the most complex manufactured product on earth.

Of most interest to history buffs is a wall devoted to the evolution of microprocessors at Intel, from the first 4-bit chip of 1971 to today's multimillion-transistor Pentium devices. Anecdotes and photos of the engineers, silicon wafers etched with patterns as intricate as a street map of New York, and examples of applications in everyday products animate otherwise lifeless blocks of wire and plastic. (review by David A. Laws)(2)

how to get there
2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, California
95052-8119

open :
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
contact : (408) 765-0503

www.intel.com/go/museum.

La Vilette

editors last visit Jan 2002

FR

la vilette

Parque La Vilette, Paris, France

Science and Technique, a very large modern museum. Targeted especially to the educational elements in technology. There is tons of interactive material.

There is now a special section on informatics on the second floor (level 1) Well done. The video material on display is a must see! In some cases is a little shield referring to : www.mo5.com should be done more with this link.

metro: Porte la vilette line 7

It only is a pity that much of the interactive stuff is broken or out of service when the tourist season is over

Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Not visited by the HoCF

UK Manchester Museum of Science and Industry , Liverpool Road, Castlefield , Manchester M3 4JP, UK,  +44 61 832 2244

Open every day 10:00-17:00

Curator of Science: Dr Jenny Wetton

Based on site of the world's first railway station, and has an extensive collection of early steam-power plant. Computer collection includes a Ferranti Pegasus and Hartree's mechanical differential analyzer, and some other Manchester University derived exhibits.

(Information provided by Chris P. Burton, 1994-02-20)

Microsoft Museum

attempted visit by the HoCF but due to renovation closed as seems often be the case

 

USA

The Microsoft Visitor Center is located at 4420 148th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA, in Building 127, adjacent to the main campus of our corporate headquarters. If you need special accommodations. Do contact the Visitor Center in advance of your visit.

View Directions to the Visitor Center.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 A.M.–7 P.M. We occasionally close for private events; please call before you visit to verify that the Visitor Center will be open.Contact information: Call (425) 703-6214 or e-mail mvc@microsoft.com

Note: please be aware that the MS museum is often closed due to renovations (product updates) do call in advance to save you a disappointment, as our editors had

Minnesota Historical Society

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 USA
(Marcia Anderson)
TEL: 612/296-0150

Minotaurz computermuseum

USA

The museum is in Los Angeles and visitors can contact p_reale@minotaurz.com by email at least 24 hrs. prior to visiting.

contact curator on 818-884-1306 for an appointment

MIT Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL: 617/253-4444

Musee de I'nformatique

Not visited by the HoCF

FR

musee informatique

Grande Arche
92060 Paris la Défense

This is a very special location on the top of the "la Grande Arche" in the centre of Paris. Opened 7 days a week from 10.00 to 20.00 during April 1st till September 30th, and 10h to 19h from October 1st till March 31.

Prices:
The museum itself is free but you have to buy a ticket to get to the roof of the Arche:

  • Adults 9 €
  • Upto 17 yrs of age and students 7,5 €
  • Children younger then 6 free
  • Family pass:
    • 2 adults + 1 kid 22€
    • 2 adults + 2 kids 25€
    • 2 adults + 3 kids 29€

How to get there:

Public transport:

take the subway and get out at La Defense metro line 1
RER A, Tramway T2
SNCF direct from Paris Saint-Lazare

By car:

In Paris, take Pont de Neuilly direction La Défense
take the "boulevard circulaire" exit Défense 4 - parking central or Défense 7 - parking Les Quatre Temps Grande Arche PB

Information: infos@museeinformatique.fr

for those who speak French call 0820 210 230 for a voice response system

 

Musee National des Techniques

editors last visit Jan 2002

FR

Musee National Des Techniques , Conservatoire National Des Arts et Metiers , 292 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris, France

How to get there: take the subway and get out at Arts-et -Metiers

A completely renovated museum showing many artifacts from the 18th and 19th century. Calculators from original French origin are displayed. Definitely worth a visit. The collection contains four original Pascal machines, an IBM Stretch (one of the 16 ever made), and the Couffignal machine.

The guided tours are not what it sounds like, a haphazardly event and unclear where and when it starts though. In the French language.

The building alone is beautiful enough to pay a visit. It has been one of the most remarkable renovations I ever saw done. What a difference with ten years ago. My fear is will they follow the Centre Pompidou and leave maintenance aside?

(Information provided by Laurent Bloch / Cornelis Robat)

   

Museum of American Heritage

not visited by the HoCF

USA Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto

Hours: 11 am to 4 PM, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Admission: Free

How to get there: take the 101 south from San Francisco, exit at Palo Alto

Located in the historic Williams House and Gardens near downtown Palo Alto
351 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, California
650-321-1004 Fax: 650-473-6950

E-mail: mail@moah.org

Museum of Computing

not visited by HoCF

UK The Museum of Computing is devoted to the history of computing and digital development. It is the only physical museum of it's kind in the UK dedicated to the history of computing. It is based on campus at the University of Bath in Swindon.

The Museum is not simply a repository of artifacts, but has active displays as well as providing a forum for the provision of lectures. There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays, many exhibits of which have been loaned by companies and other collectors."

Address:
University of Bath in Swindon
Oakfield Campus
Marlowe Avenue
Swindon
SN3 3JR
Wiltshire, UK

Contact:
Simon Webb, Curator
info@museum-of-computing.org.uk


Opening Hours (Excludes Bank Holidays)

Mon - Thurs (unstaffed)
8:30am - 6:00pm

Friday (unstaffed)
8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm

Admission is free

Groups of more than 10 people
and school parties by appointment only - please contact us.
There is disabled access

Muzeum Tecniki Warszawa

editors last visit Apr 2002

PL Technik Museum, housed in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, you can not miss the building in the center of the city. Open 7 days per week. Different tickets apply, cheapest on Monday

There is a unique collection on the second floor of Polish build machines, if you understand a few words of Polish ask the wardens for info they are very eager to explain anything to you. Taking pictures is no problem.
The rest of the museum is interesting too! They have a large collection of household appliances from the 50's and on.

Museum fuer Verkehr und Technik

Not visited by the HoCF

GE Museum fuer Verkehr und Technik Berlin, Germany

General museum of traffic and technology. A small area is dedicated to computing. The collection contains also a replica of the Z-1, re-engineered with the help of Konrad Zuse. There is also a Z-1 simulator that runs on a PC (on-line documentation in German).

National Archive of the History of Computing

Not visited by the HoCF

UK National Archive of the History of Computing , Mathematics Tower , University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom,
phone: +44 61 275 5845

Mostly documents relating to the computer industry, predominately in the UK, but also document collections of pioneers who may have had an international interest. ICL photograph collection.

(Information provided by Chris P. Burton, 1994-02-20)

Nova Scotia First Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

CA Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

phone: 1-902-532-2546
contact: design.fort @ ns.sympatico.ca
admission: free
How to get there: follow this link

This museum is established 1999 and incorporated in 2000 as the "First Computer Museum of Nova Scotia Society". The Society is dedicated to collect and preserve old computers and related items.

They have a rare collection of PC collectibles starting from the 1970's, as well as the worlds largest collection on Kenbak's!

 

Padua Computermuseum

Not visited by the HoCF

IT

Friends of the World Treasures
Computer Museum

Via A.Cornaro 1/B Padova - Italy
Tel.: 049/8070465
Fax: 049/8074204

http://musi.fwtunesco.net/

Persondatorns fudelse

Not visited by the HoCF

SE Hakenes gord, Stenungsund

Exhibition, opened in 1993, on the evolution of personal computers from 1975 and onwards, provided by software manufacturer Hogia AB. Nearly 100 personal computers of different kinds and brands are put on (a crowded) display, though only a few operating.
Collection includes Altair 8800, IMSAI 8080, Commodore PET 2001, VIC-20 and VIC-64, Sinclair ZX, TRS-80, Sord, Superbrain, Osborne I, Apple II, Apple Lisa, Luxor ABC 80 and ABC 800, IBM PC, DEC Rainbow and a number of CP/M machines.

Opening hours until 28 January 1994 are Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, and from 1 February until summer of 1994, Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 3pm. Schools, conferences and other groups may book tours any day.

   


Robothink Culture Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

  Robot Museum
3-25-20 Nishiki, Naka-ku
www.robot-museum.net
0120-156-610

Robothink Culture Museum
11:00-19:00 Mon-Fri, 10:00-20:00 Sat/Sun/National Holidays. Closed 3rd Wed of the month.
Admission: Adults ¥1300, University/High School/Junior High ¥1000, Elementary ¥700

Robot Museum is opposite Mitsukoshi in Sakae. Take Exit 3 from Sakae subway station.

Science and Technology Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

USA

(located close to the university in southern Chicago)

Important faculty of computing that is sponsored by IBM, and therefore a lot about the history of IBM.

Science Museum

editors last visit May 2002

UK

the Science Museum, London, UK

How to get there: Exhibition Road , London SW7 2DD, UK
tel: +44 71 938 8000

Open: Sunday 11:00-18:00, Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00
admission: free, as all other museums are in London.

contact: Curator of Computing is Doron Swade, +44 71 938 8106

Scientists from the museum have reconstructed Babbage's difference engine. One can admire the contraption live in this museum. In the room where a permanent exhibition can been seen a lot of documentation is displayed on the walls. It is a pity that no printed material is available.

The rest of the exhibition needs a bit of revitalizing, it looks like an exhibition not overhauled for the past 20 years.
There is hardly any audio visual material. There are a few objects to play with but hardly up to par with other museums.
Machines are not put in a chronological order like at the Smithsonian. But the museum is nevertheless more than worth a visit.

 

The collection contains an Elliott 401, Ferranti Pegasus, Elliott 803 Stantec Zebra (?), Pilot ACE, and a lot of material of a later date like Cray.
The museum printed a booklet on the live and machines of Babbage's (see bibliography) available in the museum shop. Tickets 4 pounds.

(Information provided by Chris P. Burton / Cornelis Robat)

Sindelfingen IBM Museum

A private museum sponsored by IBM

not visited by HoCF

DE

The "Hous of IBM history" at Sindelfingen, 20 Km south-west of Stuttgart, Germany, is a private museum "owned" by 170 collectors. Numerous products of IBM are on display, from the Hollerith-Tabulator to contemporary Mainframes. Six times a year tours are organized. The group of collectors meet every thursday.

Contact Mr. Reimers.

IBM-Haus zur Geschichte
Bahnhofstraße 43
71063 Sindelfingen
Telefon: +49 (0)70 31-41 51 08
Email: historyh@de.ibm.com

Admission: free

Access only by making an appointment. Groups shall not be larger than 6-12 persons. A tour takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. Parking behind the building.

how to get there:

Drive to S1 Goldberg, 708 Sindelfingen ZOB, walk to Güterbahnhof left, after 50 m left IBM

Smithsonian Museum of American History

editors last visit Aug 1996

USA

Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington DC, USA
14th St. and Constitution Ave. ; Washington, D.C. 20560 ; TEL: 202/357-1593


Museum of American History  - the information age

A lot of interactive expositions. This is an exhibition that is a must for all to see. Especially appealing to those who are not computer enthusiasts. Very professional and easy accessible for wheel chairs.
The collection contains:

- a part of the ENIAC (the other part is in Philadelphia),

- an Enigma,

- a Bomb (de code-break machine and predecessor of the Colossus),

- an IAS,

- an Apple I (in wood!),

- an Altair,

- a Stretch,

and many other machines, movies etc.

(Information provided by Stephane Bortzmeyer / Cornelis Robat)

Technik Museum Berlin

Not visited by the HoCF

DE

Technical Museum Berlin

Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin (DTMB)
Trebbiner Str. 9
10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Tel.: 030 / 90 254-0
Fax: 030 / 90 254-175
info@dtmb.de


Opening hours of DTMB and Spectrum:
Tuesday till Friday:
9.00 till 17.30 hrs
Saturday and Sunday:
10.00 till 18.00 hrs
Mondays closed
Special opening hours and holidays

Combined entry for DTMB and Spectrum
(vorbeh. möglicher Änderungen):
Adults: 4,50 EUR,
rebate/children: 2,50 EUR,
Groeps (from 10 Pers.):
3,00 EUR,
rebate: 1,50 EUR.
Tickets are valid the same day for the DTMB, Spectrum and Oldtimer-Depot

 

 

Technical Museum Delft

Not visited by the HoCF

NL

Technical Museum Delft, Holland

Open:
tuesday - saturday 10.00 to 17.00
sundays and holydays 12.00 to 17.00

Closed:
January 1st, Xmasday, Queensday

Admission adults € 2,30

Address

Techniek Museum Delft
Ezelsveldlaan 61
2611 RV Delft
Telefoon: 015-2785200
Fax: 015-2134976
Email: museum@tudelft.nl

Here are the remnants of the post war computers in the Netherlands. Guided tours are possible.

Tekniska museet

Not visited by the HoCF

SE Tekniska museet Stockholm , Sweden

General museum on technology. Small section devoted to computers, primarily items from Swedish computer history. Collection includes the operator's console of BESK (the rest of the machine was scrapped before anybody thought of sending it to a museum), its successor TRASK (apparently complete, but not running due to broken parts), one DATASAAB D21 (?) system and a few old micros (ABC 80, Compis).

   

The Computer Museum

editors last visit Aug 1996,

this museum no longer exists as computermuseum.

USA

Computer Museum Boston USA,

the physical collection of this museum has been transferred to www.computerhistory.org

The collection contains:

  • parts of Whirlwind
  • a SAGE console that is rigged to show blinking lights
  • A core simulator running on a DEC GIGI

Totnes Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

UK Totnes Museum , 70 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, UK, +44 803 863 821

Interesting fact is that Charles Babbage was born in Totnes, and there is a collection and exhibition of Babbage memorabilia.

(Information provided by Chris P. Burton, 1994-02-20)

The Tech Museum

Not visited by the HoCF

 

US

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-TECH

Has some nice exhibits on robotics (see also timeline of robotics)

Getting to The Tech is easy. The museum is located in downtown San Jose, California at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street, near Interstate 280 and Highway 87. Our mango and azure building is hard to miss!

 

 

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