A Cambridge Museum dedicated to the history of computing is celebrating after receiving a major funding boost.
The Centre for Computing History (CCH) announced it had been given £1m from Mike Muller, Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders of Cambridge-headquartered technology leader, Arm.
The cash will allow the museum to buy its premises in the city.
The museum said the donation provides a permanent home for over 38,000 historically significant artefacts covering computers, software, games consoles and games, documentation, peripherals, books, brochures and more.
In the last year the museum has had over 3,000 students visit and interact with the collection through computing history tours and microprocessor demonstrations using the record-breaking ‘MegaProcessor’.
CCH recently received accredited museum status from Arts Council England and was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to preserve items and documentation relating to the story of the LEO computer.