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Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
+1 650-810-1010
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1311
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+1 650-810-1010
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"history museum"
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"silicon valley"
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"video games"
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"enigma machine"
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"on display"
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"trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A visit to the Computer History Museum is a pleasant outing for technologists or children (and everyone else). The multiple rooms each focus on a technology or time period. The exhibit descriptions are clear and informative.

Thank Alan304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of history and innovation, then the Computer History Museum should be a place that you visit. Tons of detailed information about the early days of the valley. There are also lots of examples of early devices such as phones, computers,...More

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I can safely say that it is the best museum in Silicon Valley. The number of exhibitions is impressive and the attention paid to details is exceptionally high. Really cool place to visit for a few hours. Visiting this place is a great...More

Thank Acidov
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing the Tesla Factory Tour in Fremont (offered for free to current owners), we decided to drive to Mountain View to do this museum. Overall we spent less than 2 hours, but did not read everything or watch any videos, or see demos. I...More

Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place definitely exceeded my expectations! We spent three hours here and were rushed because of the closing time, so you could definitely spend even longer. The main part of the museum has exhibits starting with the abacus and slide rule and progressing to modern/current...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in a Friday. We were here about 1.5 hours. Lots of interesting info and artifacts. Wish it was more about more recent computer, gaming and communication info. There is more about the super early forms of card punching than needed. Disappointed that the...More

Thank FamilyTraveler623
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Massive space upstairs perfect for meetings and conferences as they have many large spaces. The food was fantastic and the building modern. Looked briefly downstairs on the museum and it looked to be very interesting and informative if you’re technoor technology inclined.

Thank D P
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This museum has a tremendous collection, and offers both an impressive insight into the history of computing as well as a great nostalgia trip for those who remember the early days of personal computing. Highly recommend.

Thank Matt O
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The museum has plenty of interest for anyone who uses a computer, tablet, mobile phone. Not so technical as to impede enjoyment. Technical enough if you are so inclined. Good signage and lots of different displays.

1  Thank aggada
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Computer Museum a few times over the years and really enjoy going there. As a high-tech executive in my forties, I enjoy rediscovering the computers of my youth! Go there to see how computers have evolved, and bring in your kids.

1  Thank ontheotherside
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moggy-moore
15 May 2015|
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Response from R P | Reviewed this property |
yes, i also went on sunday.....
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Perry B
9 March 2015|
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Response from CarlyK6789 | Reviewed this property |
There are 400 free parking spots in front of the museum. Adult admission is $15. Students with an ID, Active Military with ID and Seniors 65+ are $12. Children 12 and under are free.
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Pau E
26 February 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours is a good estimate. The demo on the Difference engine took about 1/2 hour alone.
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