UK's Museum of Computing gets a new home

By andy

Last year, the UK’s Museum of Computing had to close because the University of Bath moved out of a campus in Swindon where the collection was housed.

Now, though, it’s received a new lease of life thanks to Swindon Borough Council which has offered the museum a three-year lease in the heart of the town.

Museum founder Jeremy Holt said that the new venue would be much easier to get to and could encourage more people to visit.

In particular, the staff are thinking of setting up championship league tables and online competitions in the gaming exhibition. Some 80% of the gaming collection is in working order and means it’s possible to trace the history of video gaming around 30 years back.

The venue means there’ll be more room to spread out and house themed exhibitions. It’s sponsored by Intel whose European HQ is also in Swindon.

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