IBM1401 Demo Lab

The IBM 1401 Data Processing System transformed data processing and became one of the most popular computers of all time. Travel back in time to 1959 and experience the sights and sounds of a business computer center. This exhibit re-creates a working medium-size computer operation from the 1960s, including working keypunches, printers, card readers, sorters and tape drives.


Following the general advisories on public groups & assembly by the Santa Clara County Health Department, we are temporarily suspending all public tours and demonstrations until further notice.

Experience the IBM 1401 in action

  • Wednesdays, 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m.



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