* R.I.P. Sir Clive Sinclair (30/Jul/1940-16/Set/2021) *

A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO OUR FIRST PERSONAL COMPUTER

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Museum LOAD ZX Spectrum is the result of a collaboration between the Municipality of Cantanhede and the Associação Geração SPECTRUM (SPECTRUM Generation Association) that explores João Diogo Ramos’s collection, one of the biggest international collectors within this field and that was born in Cantanhede.

The LOAD MUSEUM is dedicated to the ZX Spectrum,

which was for many Portuguese and foreigners (Spanish, English, etc.) their first personal computer. But the Museum also includes many other equipments related to this theme, in a functional state and properly documented, so that it can be enjoyed by the visitors.

Get to know the history of this treasure which contributed, in a very decisive way, to the introduction of technology in so many peoples’ lives and some even built careers in the area.

Appreciate the role of this device in the technological revolution that already put cell phones in our pockets.

And learn - in case you don’t know it yet - about the important role that Portugal played at the TIMEX factory when this phenomenon started in the 80s.

Come pay tribute to the inventors who created these magical devices and the games that made it famous and come witness that the ZX Spectrum is more alive than ever, with games and even new computers being launched.

Exhibition Area

We are working in order to provide expanded facilities in 2022/3.

100 m2

Tour Guides

Spanish guide will be made available as soon as possible.

Portuguese
and English

Revenues & Donations

Reinvested in
the Museum

Photography & Video

YES!
No restrictions

Books & Magazines

For consultation
on site

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Online Collection

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Digital Archive [PT]

Virtual Tour

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Museum
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Due to the restrictions in place, we recommend to book your visit in advance by calling us as there are several limitations in place due to COVID-19.

OPENING HOURS OF THE MUSEUM

Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm

Weekdays: 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm 

Closed on Mondays, Sundays and Holidays

contacts
info@loadzx.com (General)
visit@loadzx.com (Guided Visits)
curator@loadzx.com (Feedback or Doubts)

LOCATION

If you can’t wait until you come to Cantanhede to play a game, you can always try one of the several emulators (eg. Qaop/JS, Jan Bobrowski) available on the Internet.

© 2019-2021
Museum LOAD ZX Spectrum

The LOAD ZX Spectrum Museum is not associated in any way with Sir Clive Sinclair,
his companies, TIMEX or any others. All trademarks are property of their rightful owners.