About us

Mission Statement of The National Museum of Computing

The museum brings to life the history and ongoing development of computing for inspiration, education, learning and enjoyment.

We conserve, restore, reconstruct, and give hands-on access to historic computers and related artefacts – with a particular focus on those which were the result of pioneering British ingenuity.

Through our education programme, festivals, lectures, demonstrations and visitor activities, we set past and emerging technologies in the context of our rapidly developing information age to inspire future generations of computer scientists, engineers and inventors.

The National Museum of Computing

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 world's oldest working digital computer. The museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.

The museum runs a highly successful Learning Programme for schools and colleges and promotes introductions to computer coding amongst young people, especially females, to inspire the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.

Funders of the museum have included Bletchley Park Capital Partners, Bloomberg, CreateOnline, Ceravision, Fujitsu, InsightSoftware.com, Ocado Technology, FUZE, 4Links, Google UK, IBM, NPL, HP Labs, and BCS.

Our relationship with the Bletchley Park Trust

The National Museum of Computing is an independent registered charity responsible for its own fund raising, sponsorship and management. The National Museum of Computing is located in Block H on the Bletchley Park estate, which is managed by the Bletchley Park Trust, an entirely separate charity.

Our legal identity

The National Museum of Computing is the operating name of CodesandCiphers Heritage Trust. CodesandCiphers Heritage Trust was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 30 March 2005 under company number 05407952. The company was granted charitable status in England and Wales on 6 June 2005 under charity number 1109874.

Registered Office

15 Northampton Road
MK43 8QB
United Kingdom