Hands up if you’re ready to travel again? You might like to start planning your next trip and saving up. Here are some of the geeky places in the world where you can learn more about computers and STEM.
The Apple Museum is located in Prague, Czech Republic. It houses the largest and First Exhibition of Apple Original Products in the world. The exhibition includes the most valuable and the most complex collection of Apple products from 1976 till the present day with over 472 exhibits. It also contains Pixar and Next products.
You can learn about the extraordinary life story of an exceptional visionary Steve Jobs. The free 3D virtual tour is worth a look: http://www.applemuseum360.com
It is located between Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square in the historical centre of Prague. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
Book your tickets now: https://ticket.applemuseum.com/en/
The Centre for Computing History was established in 2013 as an educational charity to tell the story of the Information Age through exploring the historical, social and cultural impact of developments in personal computing.
The Centre for Computing History is based in Cambridge, England. The museum has an internationally significant collection of vintage computers, memorabilia, artefacts, documents and hands-on displays – in total about 24,000 items. The core collection consists of 800 historic computers including an Altair 8800, usually considered the first home computer, as well as mobile phones, games consoles and calculators. CCH is currently developing two new Cambridge-related archives: a Sinclair collection and an Acorn collection.
The volunteers host a Retro Tech Archive YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/RetroTechArchive) for retro computers and video games. They provide a unique behind the scenes access to the huge collection at the museum. The videos will give you a unique insight into the rarities of the collection and the machines and games that are generally not on display.
Address: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, CB1 3EW
The Intel Museum allows you to go behind-the-scenes of California’s famed Silicon Valley. View an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory. Find out about the technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate. The Intel Museum is 10,000 square feet of fun, interactive learning for children and adults.
The museum is conveniently located near the Montague Expressway exit off Highway 101 in Santa Clara.
Address: Robert Noyce Building, 2200 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is home to the world’s largest collection of working historic computers.
Follow the development of computing: from the Turing-Welchman Bombe and Colossus of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, to the rise of personal computing and the rise of mobile computing and the internet.
It is recognised as one of England’s top 100 ‘irreplaceable places’.
VIew the free 3D virtual tour: https://www.tnmoc.org/3d-virtual-tour
To visit us, go through the main Bletchley Park entrance, through the barrier, walk or drive bearing left beyond the main car parks, to our separate entrance located at the top of the Park.
Address: Block H, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, England
Legoland is a chain of family theme parks focusing on the construction toy system Lego. They are currently ten Legolands in Billund, California, Florida, New York, Korea, Malaysia, Dubai, Windsor, Japan and Germany. In addition, there are 20 Legoland Discovery Centres and one Legoland Waterpark.
The Gamesmen’s Video Game Museum is the largest collection of retro video games on display in Australia. It contains some of the rarest consoles, games and peripherals throughout the 30+ year history of video games.
In October of 2011, the museum was created to commemorate and celebrate video game history. It’s a fun space where visitors could take a trip down memory lane and rediscover the games that shaped their childhood.
Address: 491 Forest Road, Penshurst, Australia
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