Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Just some of the machines and systems being restored to working order by the Computer Conservation Society.


Next Events

Structured Software and the Break with Electrical Engineers
February 16th 2016 - Manchester

Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: Two Visions of Computing, or, Ada Lovelace, why the fuss?
Fenruary 18st 2015 - london

See events page for more information


Historic Document Rescue

From time to time the Society is approached by people who have come into the possession of documents relevant to historic computers and who feel that they should “go to a good home”. The notion is very praiseworthy and is much appreciated.

However, it has to be said that the Computer Conservation Society is no longer in a position to collect such material, though we can often suggest a suitable home for it. If you have a need to dispose of historic material we suggest that you should first read our guide Archives and your Personal Papers.

In particular, we should stress that a list of the document titles is essential before any progress can be made.


News headlines

December 2015

Visit to the Berlin Technical Museum

It is planned to visit the Berlin Technical Museum on 16th April 2016.

We will view, amongst other things, the replica Z1 automatic mechanical calculator built by Konrad Zuse. Our host will be Prof. Horst Zuse who has memorably spoken at CCS meetings on the subject of his father’s work.

We will gather for dinner on the evening of Friday 15th April at 7 pm. Saturday 16th April would be spent at the museum, followed by another group dinner.

You should make your own arrangements for travel and hotels. Partners and friends will be welcome. It is suggested that hotels in or near Alexanderplatz in the centre of Berlin will be convenient and that we make our way to and from the museum by U-bahn. “Welcome Cards” are available in Berlin which can be purchased on-line before arrival and cover differing times and travel zones to suit each visitor. They also offer discounts for entrance fees.

If you are intending to come, please contact Dan Hayton at , so that we know numbers and names for the visit and for the restaurants.


Founded in 1989, the Computer Conservation Society is a joint venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Our primary mission is to preserve historic computers, develop awareness of the history of computing, and encourage research. We run many specialised projects, organise public lecture series, and publish a regular bulletin.

Membership of the society is open to all.
If you would like to join the society, please click here for more information.