Micro Museum, Ramsgate, Kent

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Micro Museum, Ramsgate, Kent

Post by kieranhj » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm

I saw this mentioned in a post on Facebook but hadn't seen it here: http://www.themicromuseum.org/
We are Mike and Carol Deer and The Micro Museum is the home for our own unique collection of vintage personal computers, calculators, games and micro electronics.  We have been collecting for more than 40 years - finding, buying and rescuing old equipment wherever we could.  Now, in our retirement, the Museum fulfills our dream of being able to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
Visitors will find devices from the early 20th to the beginning of the 21st Century.  For 2017, we have on show computers, calculators, games consoles and handhelds, computing accessories, toys, toy robots, tiny televisions, phones, cameras and some of our electronic Star Wars pieces.  At the heart of the collection are the displays of devices from the 1970s and 80s, that important period when rapid technological developments brought computers into the lives of non-specialist, home users.
If you are from a similar generation to us, we invite you to Indulge in some nostalgia as you see if you can find your first computer, console or gadget in our collection.

Younger visitors can discover the old equipment that led to the development of the devices we all take for granted today.  The very youngest aren't left out and can try looking for the tech-named toys hidden in the displays or play with the electronic toys available just for them.

With hundreds of items on display at any one time, there is a lot to see.  And we love to chat to our visitors about their early computing experiences and share our stories and a laugh at the quirks of the old equipment.
We are completely independent and we run the Museum ourselves with help from our volunteers, so we are always on hand to greet our visitors.  Our aim is to ensure that everyone has a warm welcome and a great time with us.

We look forward to seeing you.
I've not been but looks like a lot of fun - a bit like a smaller & private version of the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Has anyone had chance to visit?
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Re: Micro Museum, Ramsgate, Kent

Post by Zarchos » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:48 pm

It's OT but it's my dream when I retire : a private retro museum, with some exhibitors and everything.
I'll have to find a permanent Mrs Zarchos, because it should take a lot of time ... if possible Russian because I'd like to have an area dedicated to Eastern commies, clones, etc ...

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Re: Micro Museum, Ramsgate, Kent

Post by BigEd » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:13 pm

That's a good find - it's a new one for me, not on the big world map of computer museums.

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Re: Micro Museum, Ramsgate, Kent

Post by Commie_User » Fri May 05, 2017 10:41 pm

It looks like one of the best jumble sales in the world. Or barely comparible to Marlow's Computer Cavern, which really was jaw-dropping when I went there in the 90s.

It was probably smaller than it looked but it seemed at least a small semi-detached's worth of games, Ataris, Nintendos, Commodores, whatever.

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