Personal Computer Museum Canada, Brantford

Personal Computer Museum

The Personal Computer Museum is located in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, located in a former city building that is built from reclaimed bricks from the Brantford Opera House.

Over fifty interactive personal computers are on display from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Apple Computer, Atari, Commodore, IBM, Radio Shack, Timex, Mattel and more.

The mandate of the museum is to preserve computer technology and more importantly, offer interactivity with these machines. Parents are welcome to bring children and show them computers that they may have used to understand the evolution of the technology that they use today.

The museum offers a large selection of original software in its library as well as a huge archive of computer related magazines. The museum is open to students to study the origins of computers and the various technologies behind them.

Currently open to the public only one day a month, the museum welcomes private tours from schools or other groups and has free admission.

The museum was first opened to the public in September, 2005 by founder and curator, Syd Bolton. The museum is run by Bolton and a group of dedicated volunteers.