Retro Computer Museum

Retro Computer Museum

It’s no secret that I, Richard Tubb, am a huge Retro Computing nerd! šŸ¤“

My career of helping people in IT came about as a direct result of growing up in the home computer revolution of the 1980s. 

As a result, I believe that we should cherish the history of computing. 

Therefore, a charity that I wholeheartedly support is the Retro Computer Museum (RCM) based in Leicester, UK.

Preserving The History of Computing

The RCM is a registered charity dedicated to the benefit of the public for preservation, display, and public experience of computer and console systems from the 1960ā€™s onwards.

Their main focus is on systems that were in use in the home, rather than big computer systems and mainframes of early computer development.

How You Can Help the Retro Computer Museum

The RCM rely totally on donations and have had literally hundreds of systems donated as part of their collection.

As a result, each month, I donate a portion of the profit from my business to the RCM.

This is my way of saying thank you to the IT industry that has been so good to me.

Therefore, if you would like to help the RCM continue to preserve the history of computing, then you canĀ donate money to the Retro Computer Museum

All donations you make to the RCM help pay the rent and the other expenses they incur at the museum.

What you can see at the Retro Computer Museum

TheĀ RCM started as the personal collection of Andy Spencer.

However, since then, Andy’s team have moved into a physical museum and now have on display hundreds of computers and consoles from throughout history.

As a result, the RCM has machines on display such as:-

ā­ the early home consoles such as the Atari 2600

ā­ more advanced machines like the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and NES

ā­ through to even more recent consoles like the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

You can see an example of the machines at the RCM via my article on theĀ Retro Computer Museum Gaming Day.

Alternatively, you can the Retro Computer Museum by emailing them atĀ [email protected]