The Goodwill Computer Museum collects and exhibits objects and stories of the information age as a significant link to generating lifelong connections to work.
The Goodwill Computer Museum started in 1994 as a collection of hardware, software and documentation recognized as historically or culturally significant. The artifacts were recovered from the electronic recycling donation stream operated by Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and placed on a shelf in the Computer Works store. Called “Relics of the Past,” Goodwill customers could view these vintage items. In 2005, Goodwill completed the Goodwill Community Center and decided space for the museum and its growing collection. Since that time, the Museum is committed to participating in the Austin community as an exhibition space and as an educational and research institution.
The museum offers a variety of volunteer experiences. To fill out a volunteer application or to learn more, visit Volunteer at the Computer Museum.
The Museum accepts some computer and gaming equipment into the permanent collection for exhibition and research purposes. Call or email the Museum to discuss potential donations.