The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is the world’s biggest computer museum as well as a lively event venue. The Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum is sponsored by the Stiftung Westfalen foundation set up by Heinz Nixdorf, which primarily promotes science and teaching, especially in the field of information technology.
The 5,000-year history, present and future of information technology is depicted over 6,000 m² of floorspace, from the origins of numbers and characters in 3,000 B.C. all the way to the computer age of the 21st century. The 2,000-plus exhibits on show are presented in the broad context of social and economic history, ensuring that the exhibition is not only of interest to computer specialists.