SUMR is here! Daily opening and great events at the Centre for Computing History


The summer holidays are almost upon us, but the Centre for Computing History has a great lineup of events to keep children of all ages occupied.

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Most importantly, the Centre is going to be open seven days a weekfrom Monday 24th July to Sunday 3rd September; open each day from 10am-5pm.

There's an enormous range of activities going on as part of the SUMR festival. See the What's On page for details of every event.  

Here's a preview of the first few weeks...


22 & 23 July 2017

A weekend of retro synthesizers, drum machines and samplers
Rachel's Robots

22 July 2017

Come and be introduced to our latest robot 'staff' member, Jennifer
Up Close and Personal with PCs

27 July 2017

Personal computers have revolutionised our lives - but how did such a complicated machine become personal in the first place? Join us on this guided tour with our computing experts to find out more.
Build Your Own Adventure Game

28 July 2017

Twine is a brilliant online tool for constructing interactive stories.
Electronics Lab - Build an Electronic Dice

2 August 2017

Come and build yourself an Electronic Dice!
Conducting Carrots!

3 August 2017

Can you help us make music with carrots? Or a game controller with playdoh? In this workshop, we'll be playing with an ingenious little device called Makey Makey that allows us to connect everyday items to a computer!
Design a Game Controller!

3 August 2017

Come along to the Centre and make your own game controller!
Game On! The Guided Tour

5 August 2017

Video games have progressed from simple black and white pixelated play to immersive, filmic epics that rival any blockbuster movie.
Family Gaming Night with SEGA

12 August 2017

This summer, Family Gaming Night is being invaded by SEGA!
Traffic Cops with Scratch

17 August 2017

The traffic in our classroom is out of control, and we need to train up some traffic cops to deal with the problem!

20 August 2017

An opportunity to see close-up a 1931 Enigma machine, plus other cipher devices!
The Arcade Experience

2 September 2017

Join us for an unforgettable evening of awesome arcade action!
Retro Computer Festival 2017

16 September 2017

An entire weekend dedicated to the Retro Computing Community.

Remember to check the What's On page for the full list of SUMR events.  Hope to see you soon!



The Centre for Computing History was established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.

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