Practicalities on site

What should we bring?

A camera would be useful. Students are encouraged to take photos during their visit. Please remind your students that they will be responsible for their own belongings and that there may be other visitors in the Museum on the day of your visit. The National Museum of Computing cannot be held responsible for students' items lost or stolen on the day of your visit.

We very strongly advise that students bring a packed lunch and some money if they wish to purchase a drink or confectionery. Our shop stocks crisps, chocolate and drinks. If you wish us to arrange lunch please contact us for details. It is not practical for students to leave the site to purchase lunch during their visit. Please note that visitors must not eat anywhere in the Museum other than the designated lunch areas.

When you arrive

Do please ask the visit organiser to have our telephone number (01908 374708) to hand on route to the Museum so that your organiser can inform us directly should your expected arrival time differ by more than 15 mins of the booked time. We can adjust our programme accordingly.

Upon arrival your group will be taken to a room where you may leave bags and belongings during the day. Personal belongings are, of course, left at the owner’s risk.


Parking

Directions to the Museum.
Coaches and minibuses can enter Bletchley Park by prior arrangement and park right outside the Museum for students to disembark. We have to ask coaches to leave the site once your students are inside the Museum. Coaches may return at the end of your visit period to collect your students. Minibuses are welcome to park and remain in the Museum car park. Please indicate on your booking form if you are visiting the Museum by coach or minibus.

The National Museum of Computing is a no smoking area. Smoking is permitted outside the Museum in the car park area.

Please note that:

  • some areas of the Museum are covered by webcam (images only)
  • at times members of the public may also be visiting the Museum
  • at times other school, college or university groups may also be visiting the Museum.