The National Museum of Computing - Coronavirus reopening 8th September
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.
Please note with the current situation does mean interaction with many of the working exhibits has to be limited. Due to their age, keeping surfaces free from contamination is not feasible, so regrettably, we need to limited access to both exhibits and areas in order to protect them as well as ensuring the safety of all visitors, staff and volunteers.
We would appreciate it if all visitors wear masks and gloves when in the museum. Some areas are quite narrow so please be patient and try and observe social distancing. Thank you.
To ensure we meet all government COVID-19 guidelines for opening and to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, all visitors will need to purchase / book tickets for their visit in advance. When booking your tickets, you will need to select both a date and a time. Annual ticket holders still need to book a date and time so please select the relevant ticket type when booking via the annual tickets button below.
Please ensure you arrive promptly to ensure waiting times for entry are kept to a minimum, but please be patient as delays are often unavoidable, especially if you do arrive late. We are currently unable to allow entry without a ticket or pre-booked date and time.
The National Museum of Computing is located on the Bletchley Park estate in Milton Keynes, UK.
At the main gate of Bletchley Park ask for The National Museum of Computing in Block H. Inside the Bletchley Park estate, beyond the entrance to the Bletchley Park Visitor Centre, turn left and travel about 250 metres up the slope to Block H. There are parking spaces by our main entrance.
Sat Nav users: please use the postcode for the railway station MK3 6DS on Sherwood Drive and then follow signs. The postcode for Bletchley Park will actually take you to an old entrance which is closed
Carers with disabled visitors free
Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted on site
We've created a Visual story (pdf) of our museum designed to help people who might feel anxious visiting somewhere new for the first time (such as people with autism) so that they can have an idea of what to expect.
We also have a Sensory map (Jpeg) to help people with sensory sensitivities who may be affected by some of the noises and light in the museum, please ask for one at the reception. We offer family friendly Relaxed Opening sessions, please visit our Relaxed Openings page for further information.
Ramps / Wheelchair access
We are located in a one story building and have ramps throughout to any raised areas to enable everyone to access all our galleries and displays. We also have one wheelchair on site.
Seating is available throughout the museum for those who wish to stagger their visit around the various galleries and displays.
Toilets for disabled people
We have a unisex disabled toilet near our shop.
Our shop has a fixed hearing-aid loop and there is a portable loop available for visitors who would like to use one on a guided tour. Please ask at reception.
While we are closed, why not take a virtual tour of part of our museum.
Who to contact
Where to go
- The National Museum Of Computing,
- MK3 6EB
- Get directions
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Reopening 8th of September Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30am to 5pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Last admission is 4.30pm but we do recommend allowing at least 2 hours for your visit as there is a lot to see!
- Pricing information is available on request.
- Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old