10th Anniversary of The Micro Museum

Easter 2024 marks the tenth anniversary of The Micro Museum in Ramsgate.

In 2014, The Micro Museum opened to the public as the first museum in Kent dedicated to the history and experience of vintage home computing and games. It showcases owners Mike and Carol Deer’s private collection of hundreds of personal computers, games consoles and related technology. Gathered over more than four decades, the displays span the period from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

Inside, there’s something for everyone – for the curious wanting to learn a bit about how we arrived at our modern computer-reliant world, for those taking a trip down memory lane and re-discovering their old favourites, or for the dedicated games players who can play the classics on original machines.

Thousands of visitors from all parts of the world have already discovered the delights of this unique gem of a museum where the emphasis is always on having fun. Even when the pandemic forced a temporary closure, Mike and Carol and the Museum team continued to entertain and educate with a series of videos that can be found on their YouTube channel.

The Micro Museum was awarded a 2015 Pride in Thanet Tourism Award, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Last year (2023) it was a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice destination.

The owners and their collection have featured in the national and local press, on national and local radio and TV, most recently in the BBC TV show Bargain Hunt.

Situated at no. 11 Church Hill, the Museum is at the corner with Broad Street, or can be reached via Ramsgate High Street.  It is seasonal, opening at weekends from Spring to Autumn with some additional openings at holiday times.

More details can be found on the website www.themicromuseum.org.

By Carol Deer, co-o0wner of The Micro Museum

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