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Haverhill’s Centre for Computing History Opens for One Weekend Only!

Tuesday, 8th September 2009.

As part of St Edmundsbury’s Heritage Open Days Event 2009, the Centre for Computing History, based here in Haverhill, will be open on 12 to 13 September. With free entry and a guided tour, this special occasion offers local people a unique opportunity to peep behind the scenes at, what is rapidly becoming, an internationally renowned collection.

This year alone, the centre’s collection has featured at the Gadget Show Live, at the Open University’s 40 years Anniversary Exhibition and in several television productions, including a BBC docu-drama due to be screened in October. This will be part of a series titled “Electric Revolution” and is an affectionately comic account of the race for home computer supremacy in the Eighties.

The collection features many hands on exhibits with the chance to sample some of those old favourites like Space Invaders and Pacman!

St Edmundsbury’s Heritage Open Days, from Thursday 10 to Monday 14 September, provide the chance to visit buildings of architectural or cultural importance, as well as other places with an interesting past.

The Tourist Information Centre has produced a leaflet including all the venues taking part with details of opening times and how to book. The leaflet can also be downloaded from the St Edmundsbury website.

Access to the Centre for Computing History is free, but strictly limited to bookings only.

For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre, 01284 764667, or email:

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