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The Retro Computer Museum is a registered charity (Charity registration no. 1146912) dedicated to the benefit of the public for the preservation, display and public experience of computer and console systems from the 1960's onwards.

Our main focus is on systems that were in use in the home, rather than big computer systems and mainframes of early computer development. We have systems ranging from the early Pong consoles through the Sega and Nintendo console wars and the home computers of the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64s and Amigas.

The Retro Computer Museum aims to provide Retro Gaming and Computing events and access to retro computer equipment for educational visits and tours.

The Retro Computer Museum has held several Retro Gaming events of its own to date and opens to the public most Sundays (check opening on our homepage). The Retro Computer Museum has also made several appearances at the Snibston Discovery Museum in Coalville (now sadly closed). We have also attended the 2010 Vintage Computer Festival in Bletchley Park, participating in the 2010 EuroCon event in Manchester with a line-up of British computers, Superbyte 2013, 2014 and 2015 (chiptune event in Manchester), Play Expo (Manchester and Blackpool) 2015 and 2016, Kitacon 2014, 2015 and 2016, SciFiWeekender (Wales) 2016 and 2017 and many more.

The Retro Computer Museum relies mainly on donations from its members and visitors. We have had over 20 systems donated as part of our collection, along with numerous books, software titles, peripherals, magazines, brochures, etc. We appreciate any and all donations, no matter how small. We also accept dead machines and peripherals as these can be used to repair existing systems. Please contact us if you feel you have something we may be interested in.