Donate

Computer Museum is a private initiative, we are not backed up by any institutions or companies. And we get no payment for our work. To keep the Museum open all year round for all audiences and constantly maintain, repair and study the collection. We have to pay for the room and any other expenses that come along the way.

How can you help?

There are three ways to do it, and the first one is by making a donation to the Museum bank account.

Bank details:

Beneficiary: Arvutimuuseum MTÜ
Account number/IBAN: EE872200221063355393
SWEDBANK BIC/SWIFT: HABAEE2X
Description: Annetus or Donation

Another way to help us is to buy something from our shop “640KB” – our goods are available in the Museum and also online – https://www.etsy.com/shop/640kbytes

And finally, you might also consider supporting the Museum on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/arvutimuuseum

Any donation or purchase you make will help us out with necessary payments, and that means we can spend time on improving the Museum in all ways, making it comfortable and attractive for guests and safe for the collection – instead of thinking how to make ends meet.

New items for the collection

A good collection is the base of any museum including ours. Computer Museum has a collection that is well known for its diversity and balanced choice of items. How we did it? It took us 20 years of hard work, education, luck and careful, step by step approach 🙂 Collecting something systematicaly is really interesting and we are always ready to tell you everything about it.

The Museum has a certain collecting strategy. We don’t buy new items, but will gladly take them if the item is in good condition and we need it. You can take part in forming and developing our collection by donating your old PC, portable, PDA or computer components.

If you have old tech and a wish to donate it:

– please read the list below to see if your item is relevant,
– send an email with item photos and description to info@arvutimuuseum.ee

Don’t forget to tell its story, because stories are important just as the device itself 🙂

If your item gets to be exhibited, your name will be featured on the information sheet and on the website.

Please note that the Museum has no goal to collect every computer in the world. Quantity is not the point 🙂

Objects we accept:

    • Devices that are complete/in good condition and working,
    • Rare devices that were produced in small batches, did not get to market or simply unusual for our region,
    • Software kits – complete and working,
    • Data storage: HDDs up to 500-800MB, punched cards and tapes, other rare storage devices,
    • Soviet computers and other devices,
    • Magnetic core memory and other rare memory types.
    • Other notable and potentially interesting computer-related vintage things.

We DO NOT accept:

  • Items in poor condition: incomplete, damaged, broken, destroyed or dirty beyond cleaning,
  • Mass market items, common and “noname” computers, models we already have,
  • Items that do not work anymore – monitors, power supplies, keyboards, and more generally – tech that does not work. Exclusions only for really rare stuff,
  • Incomplete or not working software kits.
  • Drop-offs or items without prior approval

Wishlist

1. IBM:

– PC Convertible

– PC Jr

– ThinkPad 700c

– ThinkPad 750

– ThinkPad 750c

– ThinkPad 755c

– ThinkPad 760ed

– ThinkPad A31P

– ThinkPad T61P

2. Handspring Visor – different colours – red, blue, pink, yellow, green etc.

3. BBC Micro (Acorn Computers)

4. Apple II

5. Olivetti M10 (1983)

6. Atari PC

7. Bildschirmtext (BTX) terminal

8. Minitel terminal

9. Hazeltine 1500 terminal

10. Working joysticks for Commodore, Atari and ZX Spectrum computers

11. HDDs (<5 GB, preferably <1GB)

 

THANKS TO

 

Valeri AAVA
Andri ALLAS
Grigori ASTANOVSKI
Vladimir BACHINOV
Vladimir BAKHAREV
Olafs BALINŠ
Niina BÕKOVA
Pavel DANTŠEV
Vladimir DERIBIN
Stanislav DOMRIN
Lembit EDU
Illar HALLIK
Alex HAMILTON
Aivar ILVES
Jaak JÄRVA
Ivo JÄRVMÄGI
Laura KIPPER
Tiina KIVIPÕLD
Pavel KRÕLOV
Sulev KUIV
Anneli LOORITS
Boris LUKK
Maksim LYOVIN
Margus LAANEMÄE
Daria LARIONOVA
Tõnis LAUD
Roman MIHHEJEV
Alexander MONTIEV
Olga MONTIEVA
Julia MUMMA
Urmas NAGEL
Vladislav NITSENKO
Enn NÕU
Kalle OLLI
Martin PANIN
Ivan PUNGER
Ülo REIM
Mikhail RUDENKOV
Aleksei RULJOV
Jevgenia RÕBAKOVA
Veiko RÜTTER
Peeter SOOM
Danila SUKHAREV
Urmas SUURSALU
Dmitri TERPIGORJEV
Toivo TREUFELDT
Aleksandr TSÕKALO
Valeria TSÕKALO
Kristjan VAARMANN
Hannes VALLIMÄGI
Albert VESKILT
Vladimir VINNIKOV
Dmitri UMBLEJA
Aleksandr ZAKURDAJEV
Vjatšeslav ZAKURDAJEV

Also thanks to all who help us overcome the 2020/2021 coronacrisis – your contribution is admirable!

Aleksei ABRAMOV
Valentin ABRAMOV
Matis ALLIKSOO
Andreas ANNAMA
Olafs BALINŠ
Mark BARANIN
Irina BENDER
Viktor BENDER
Sergei BEREGOV
Daniil EISENSTEIN
Martin EOMOIS
Jelena GAITŠENJA
Evgeny GOROSHKO
Reido HOLSMER
Juri HUDOLEJEV
Natalja JAAKU
Aivar ILVES
Erika IVANOVA
Tanel JAIRUS
Meelis JALAKAS
Tanel KALDOJA
Ott-Olle KALLAS
Teemu KORVENPÄÄ
Kaido KÄRNER
Egon KELT
Irina KOLJAJEVA
Stefan KRAAM
Kadri-Liis KUSMIN
Lauri LAIDNA
Madis LISTAK
Tõnis MALDRE
Viljo MARRANDI
Martin MEESIT
Madis MEINBERG
Alexander MURAVYA
Jaanika MÜÜRISEPP
Oleksii NIKISHKIN
Sergei NIKITIN
Vladimir NOVIKOV
Talvi NÕLVAK
Evelin OLIŠKEVITŠ
Ain ÕIGLANE
Siim PENING
Neeme PRAKS
Andres PUUTSA
Viktoria PRITSÕK
Urmo RAE
Natalja SAAL
Tõnu SAMUEL
Pavels SEVCUKS
Hanno SIRKEL
Rostislav SKUDNOV
Maksim SOKOLOV
Kristjan SOODLA
Roman SVÄTSKI
Leonid TAMMJÄRV
Aleksandr TAMPERE
Jevgeni TJURIKOV
Karl TÕNISSON
Elar TREIMAN
Aleksandr TSÕKALO
Valeria TSÕKALO
Siim VAASA
Martin VALVUR
Aleksandr VELENKO
Jakov VILBERG
Vladimir VINNIKOV
Martin VOOREMÄE
Madis VURMA
Edwin WEBER
Aleksandr ZAKURDAJEV
Ivar ZARANS

and the following companies:
BareGit OÜ
Inside Vision OÜ
Itson OÜ

Every person in this list has a right to visit us without a fixed ticket price.

We also thank everyone who has been with us in the first years – teachers, students and other personnel of Tallinna Transpordikool.

…and everybody else, who supported us in every possible way!