Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

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


Next Events

Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs, a 40 year journey in IT

October 26th 2017 - London

The Call to ARMs
November 28th 2017 - Manchester

Please note this lecture is at MSI

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”.

Unfortunately 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.


Document Exchange within the CCS

Because CCS members use widely differing IT systems, difficulties sometimes arise when documents are sent between members. In an attempt to minimise such problems a page of guidance notes can be found document_exchange.htm.


News headlines

October 2017

Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will be held at 14:00 on October 26th 2017 preceeding the lecture at the BCS in Southampton Street in London. The agenda and other details can be found at AGM2017/agenda.pdf.

September 2017

Making IT Work Conference Proceedings

The edited proceeding of last May’s Making IT Work conference are now available at MIW 2017.pdf.


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.