Guided tours last approximately 2 hours and cover the full museum collection from Colossus onward.

Much of what is on display is fully working and our guides describe how the computers were used, tell anecdotes about their design and operation, and operate some of the equipment.

The tour is designed for adults and is a walking tour packed with information. Consequently it is not suitable for children under 11. Each tour is limited to 16 people, so buying a ticket in advance is recommended. The cost is £20.00 (concessions £15.00).

These usually take place at 2pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at 12 noon on Thursdays.

If you wish to make a booking for a group of 10 or more, please contact to discuss the possibilities of a private tour.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your tour and meet at the shop, which will be open before your tour starts.

We are unable to accept education groups on our public tours -- these should be booked through our Learning Programme. The National Museum of Computing hosts organised educational visits from schools and educational establishments which are suitable for young people of all ages. Please contact for more details.

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