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UK's first dedicated computer museum receives national award

Museum of Computing achieves full accreditation

The Museum of Computing has won the national award and gained full accreditation with the Arts Council England.

ACE’s Museum Accreditation Scheme sets nationwide standards for all museums within the UK.

In order to achieve the award, the museum had to demonstrate its compliance with the standards required to govern and manage the establishment, whilst providing adequate services and facilities for its patrons and the neccesary level of care for it collections and exhibits.

Opening in 2003, the museum was the first dedicated computer museum within the UK and showcases over 3000 items from the history of computing.

Celebrating the award, curator Simon Webb said "This is exciting and rewarding news. Accreditation is the culmination of years of work by our volunteers to bring the museum up to professional standards, and to ensure that we provide experiences for our visitors that are both enjoyable and educational.”

Along with its various collections, the museum also has classroom for talks and hosts its own computer club, adult computer classes and gaming events.

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