I'd wanted to visit the Museum of Computing for a long time, and took the opportunity to drag my family along on my birthday.
As a kid who grew up in the 80s, I remember the home micro scene well, and it's very well represented in this fascinating museum, stuffed to the gills with tons and tons of computers and micros from that era and beyond.
Though the museum is fairly small, there's a lot of fascinating facts and exhibits on show but the main draw is the working kit that's dotted around the place. Your chance to show your kids just how slow a copy of Paperboy 2 took to load on an old Amstrad CPC464!
Loved all the gaming stuff. Was surprised to see a lot of families in there literally zooming to the more recent consoles and taking up residence for the morning (given the entrance price of 12 quid for two adults and a 15 year old, that's a fairly expensive gaming session!)
Loved it though, and it was quite a sobering thought to see stuff that I'd once owned (and long disposed of) sitting in a museum, bringing back a lot of good memories.
The staff were really friendly and knowledgable too. Though it'll probably take you about an hour to see everything in detail, it's worth a visit just to remind you how rubbish modern videogaming is and how great stuff was back in the heyday of the 80s and 90s before games became hollow shells reliant entirely on DLC and downloadable content.