Note: If you are interested in donating equipment, books or documents please see our Equipment Donations page for details.

Your donations secure the future of this unique museum

The National Museum of Computing does not receive government or Heritage Lottery Funding, so we need your help. As a registered charity we can claim Gift Aid on donations from UK tax payers and thereby increase the value of your kind contribution.

Cheques should be made payable to "The National Museum of Computing".

If you pay UK income tax or capital gains tax that is at least equal to the amount you are donating in any one tax year, The National Museum of Computing can reclaim tax on the donation, so we would be very grateful if you would complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form.

For American donors, we have The American Fund for Charities donation form

Cheques and completed forms can be sent to:

Operations Manager,
The National Museum of Computing,
Block H, Bletchley Park Estate,

We use JustGiving to manage many donations - they help us reclaim gift aid where appropriate.

You can also make a donation online via PayPal.

Legacy Donations

Leaving a gift to charity in your will is a very special way of helping The National Museum of Computing.

If you leave The National Museum of Computing, a registered charity, a bequest in your will, the amount will be exempt from inheritance tax and this could reduce or even eliminate tax which might otherwise be payable out of your estate. We would suggest however that it is always advisable to have your will made by a solicitor who will be able to give you all the legal and tax advice you require.

The three main types of gift are:

Residuary bequest

This is the balance of your estate after any tax, expenses and other types of legacies have been paid. You can leave the whole, or a share of the residue to The National Museum of Computing.

Pecuniary legacy

This is an exact sum (eg £1,000)

Specific bequest

This is a gift of personal possessions such as property, jewellery, car etc.

With the passage of time, pecuniary (cash) legacies will lose value because of inflation and you may wish therefore to review your will every few years. Alternatively, you can index-link your cash gifts to family, friends, and charities, or divide your whole estate into shares or percentages, so that each of your beneficiaries will gain if the value of your estate increases between the time of making your will and your death.

How to word your bequest

It is very important that wills are written accurately and it may be helpful to you and your solicitor to know how to phrase a bequest in favour of the The National Museum of Computing.

You should ask your solicitor to ensure the following are included in your bequest:

  • Our name - The National Museum of Computing

  • Our address - Block H, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, UK

  • Our charity registration number - 1109874

  • You should also include the phrase 'I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or any other proper officer shall be sufficient discharge therefore'.

The National Museum of Computing is a UK registered charity, No. 1109874.

Become a Fundraiser

The National Museum of Computing warmly welcomes anyone who wants to take on a challenge to fundraise for the museum. The museum receives no government or Heritage Lottery funding and survives on the generosity and commitment of individuals and companies.

Some run marathons, cycling sportives, trek to Everest Base Camp or even enter boxing competitions! The options are endless.

You can talk to us about fundraising for a specific project or it can be for much-need general funds.

JustGiving lists some past and present TNMOC fundraisers.

Here are some current or recent ventures:

Kevin Murrell

Dave Anders

Andy Clark