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Computer History Museum

94043 Mountain View, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 1401 North Shoreline Blvd.
 
 
Floor area 2323 m² / 25 000 ft²  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Computer / Informatic
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Historic Engineering Landmarks


Opening times
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm; Demonstrations see: www.computerhistory.org/hours/

Admission
Status from 09/2014
General: $15, reduced: $12

Contact
Tel.:+1-650-810-1010  Fax:+1-650-810-1055  
eMail:www.computerhistory.org/contact   

Homepage www.computerhistory.org

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Location / Directions
N37.414255° W122.077271°N37°24.85530' W122°4.63626'N37°24'51.3180" W122°4'38.1756"

By Public Transportation

The Computer History Museum is approximately 2 miles from the Mountain View Caltrain/VTA Light Rail Station located at Castro and Evelyn Streets in downtown Mountain View.

Weekday service from the Mountain View Station to Pear Avenue and Shoreline Blvd. is available via the Caltrain Shoreline Shuttle

By car

see: www.computerhistory.org/directions/

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

D: Mende - Radio H. Superklasse (1933/34)

Some example tube pages for sets you can see there:

COUNTING AND MEASUREMENT, Williams-Kilburn (1947)

Description

The Computer History Museum is the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. It is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, on-site tours, as well as physical and online exhibitions.
We invite you to experience our exhibitions and explore our extensive online resources.
 

Revolution:

The First 2000 Years of Computing is a rich, multimedia exhibition that traces the history of modern computing, everything from the abacus to the smart phone.

Revolution is fun, informative and thought-provoking. It has something for everyone, from technical experts and geeks to curious non-techies who wonder how sophisticated computing technology ended up in, among other places, their microwave ovens. The exhibition spins the stories of computing history in an orientation theater, 19 galleries and five mini-theaters showing high-definition videos produced by the Museum. Each gallery is a themed mini-exhibition that covers a particular aspect of the evolution of computing.
 

Mission

The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.


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