Computer History Museum

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Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, United States, was formally established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history. We are home to one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents and software. The Computer History Museum's efforts are well underway to create a worthy home in Silicon Valley. In October 2002, the Museum acquired a landmark building at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, California and opened its first phase to the public in June 2003. Future plans include full museum exhibits and much more.
The Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, United States, offers many online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing. Some online exhibits like Visible Storage and Mastering the Game complement physical exhibits you can also experience when you visit the Museum in person. Other online exhibits are available only through the Internet and extend the reach of the Museum to virtual visitors around the world.
Our exhibits allow you to explore the computer revolution and its impact on the human experience. Learn about the history of computing and experience over 600 unique artifacts, from rare slide rules and mechanical calculators to the earliest one-of-kind computers, vintage PCs, historical firsts and exotic supercomputers. Both docent led and self-guided tours are available.
Explore computing history's five-decade-long quest to build a computer that could challenge the best human chess players.
The Computer History Museum holds events year-round dedicated to celebrating computer history. The Museum offers a highly respected speaker series with scholarly historical perspectives by and about the computing industry. Leading innovators, industry giants, engineers and scientists come to the Museum to share their personal insights and stories about developments and discoveries that have shaped our world. The Museum also hosts special events including industry commemorative reunions, technology conferences and computer fairs to capture and preserve stories and artifacts from the people who were instrumental in making computer history.

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1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA
Mountain View
United States
650 810-1010
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