The Living Computer Museum collection presents the meaningful milestones in the evolution of computers and how people use them. The collection was assembled by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen as a way to preserve the history that put him and Bill Gates on the path to founding the company.

Currently featuring...
  • 7 Mainframes
  • 10 Minicomputers
  • 45 Microcomputers
2245 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 342-2020
Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

1st Thursdays:
10 am - 8 pm
(Free 5 pm - 8 pm)

Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
General admissions - $6
Child (ages 0-5) - Free
Youth (ages 6-17) - $2
Student - $4
Senior (62+) - $4
Active Military - $4
Access - $1
Letter from Paul G. Allen
It is possible that no other technology on earth has so continually renewed itself as computer technology. Advances in this field arrive in such swift succession that even the software and hardware of a few seasons ago are considered obsolete. The decades-old computers and software in this collection, therefore, are truly worthy of our preservation and study – both for the cutting-edge innovations of their day as well as for their historical significance. 

The Living Computer Museum also fulfills my hope that the achievements of early computer engineers aren't lost to time. I wanted to provide a website and repository that recognized the efforts of those creative engineers who made some of the early breakthroughs in interactive computing that changed the world. 

I hope you enjoy learning more about these remarkable machines. I certainly had a ball using them in their heyday – from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During that period almost all Microsoft development was done on these platforms. 

Calendar of Events
King County Fair
July 14th - 17th, (times vary)

Visit us at the 154th King County Fair!

Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 284th Ave SE
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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Seattle Retro Gaming Expo
July 23rd - 24th, 10 am - 5 pm

Join us as video game collectors, retailers, and enthusiasts will descend upon the Emerald City for SRGE 2016. SRGE 2016 will also feature an exciting panel lineup with topic including collecting, industry insights and more!

SRGE will release more information as the show approaches!

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Flying Heritage Collection's SkyFair
July 30th, 10 am - 5 pm

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this Summer? Join us at SkyFair at Paine Field where you will see rare WWII planes take to the skies, watch military vehicles in action, eat great food from some of the region’s best food trucks, and take part in memorable activities for the entire family.

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Movie Night: "The Joy of Logic"
August 4th, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

A sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with computer scientist Professor Dave Cliff. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning The Joy of Stats and its sequel, The Joy of Chance, this film takes viewers on a new rollercoaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology- all of which, under the bonnet, run on logic.

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LCM Indie Gaming Rotating Feature
August 19th, 5 pm

Living Computer Museum is excited to host a rotating indie game demo feature for our 1st floor museum space. Every 3-5 months we will rotate anywhere from 3-5 game demos from local independent developers. These all-ages appropriate demos will run between 5-10 minutes and will be available on multiple platforms to maximize interactive opportunities.

Fill out the application here.
Plan a VisitAssembled by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen, the Living Computer Museum collection presents the meaningful milestones in the evolution of computers. Our vintage computers are restored to working condition, so visitors can interact with them in a variety of ways. More
ExhibitsInteract with the machines of yesterday, including several models of the PDP-10 family, the TOAD-1, Xerox Sigma 9, and the unique CDC 6500 supercomputer. More
Contribute Historical ItemsIf you would like to donate old computers to the museum, see our wish list. More