The study of computers relates to the systematic processing of information, and thus involves highly abstract ideas. However, the exhibition presents concrete objects from small instruments to the very biggest machines, of which only parts can be put on display.

The many explanatory texts and demonstrations attempt to bridge this gap between theory and practice. The most important tool in this field is the computer itself. In addition, a wide range of mathematical instruments and mechanical calculating machines from the earliest beginnings of computer technology are presented. All of them serve the purpose of using existing information to generate more. Many ideas can be seen here that have become fundamental to today's world of computing and information science.

The 1,400 sq.m. (15,000 sq.ft.) exhibition area contains 700 exhibits divided into the following sections.