Meet Baby

Further Afield

disabled access

Runs every Tuesday and Wednesday
No need to book - just drop in.
Suitable for ages 12 and older.

The Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), nicknamed the 'Baby' computer, was the world's first computer to store and run a program. Watch volunteers put our replica of Baby to work, and see how far computing has come since 1948.

Our replica was built in 1998 from original parts to mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first stored-program computer. As the original no longer exists, this is the closest you'll get to an important piece of computing history, which took place right here in Manchester.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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