The Museum of Computing, forced to close temporarily in spring 2008 as its former landlord, the University of Bath withdrew from its Oakfield campus, has been offered a 3 year lease on new premises in Swindon's town centre by Swindon Borough Council.

Numbers 6 and 7 Theatre Square are 30 metres from the town's new Central Library and 50 metres from the Wyvern Theatre in "The Promenade", a section of town designated by The New Swindon Company "as the cultural area" in Swindon's regeneration plan.

With the next 3 years sorted premises-wise, the Museum can now plan ahead and is currently working on a special events calendar with a request to hear from IT companies who can give talks about different aspects of computing.

The museum - and its collection of 2500 items demonstrating Britain's role in the advances of technology - will reopen to the public in July. There will be more news nearer the time at www.museum-of-computing.org.uk.