Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

Equipment donations are NOT currently being accepted

The Personal Computer Museum is pleased to accept either financial donations that go towards the operation of the museum, or computer donations that go towards our collection or will be recycled. We are the number one destination for computer recyling in Brantford. You can read about certain donations we have received.

Primary Location

Our drop-off center is currently CLOSED.

Personal Computer Museum
13 Alma Street (off Sydenham)
Brantford, Ontario, N3R 2G1
Toronto Location

Individuals and corporations wishing to drop off donations in the Greater Toronto Area (including Mississauga, Brampton, etc.) please contact us to make arrangements.

Equipment Donations

We recycle computers! If you think we couldn't possibly want your old computer, think again. Although we might already have your machine in our inventory, we are always looking for software, books, and other items that go with the machine. Also, extra machines work well for us as spare parts since some of these machines break down easily. We are mostly looking for machines from the 70's and 80's, but will take anything. Donations of original software programs, magazine back issues, advertisements or promotional materials are always welcome. We also now collect things like cellular phones, manual typewriters, music players (like iPods), video games, laser & video discs and more! You will get recognition at the museum and instantly become an honourary lifetime member. Equipment can be dropped off during our open houses, or we will pick it up at a mutually convenient time (drop offs are preferred as our pick up service is available only based upon volunteer availability). Please telephone 226-227-5898 or e-mail to make arrangements.

On our most wanted list right now: Apple Lisa, Apple Lisa 2 AKA Macintosh XL, Apple Pippin / Bandai Atmark, BeBox, Commodore 64GS (Game System), Commodore Amiga 4000T, Commodore BX256, Commodore Educator, Commodore MAX, Franklin Ace 1000/100, Fujitsu FM Towns, OKI IF-800, Spectravideo SV-318 SV-328 SV-728, Telidon / Teleguide Terminal, VideoBrain Family Computer, VTech CreatiVision / Dick Smith Wizzard.

Financial Donations

The museum operates completely by financial donations. No salaries are paid to anyone, but money is used to pay the utility bills in the building and in some cases funds are used to obtain new equipment or provide upgrades to the existing displays. We accept donations at the door in our drop box or via Paypal here on our website. Using Paypal you can use a credit card or your bank account by clicking below. Thank you very much for your consideration! We also offer a membership program.

Your donated equipment

The machines and other equipment, software and documentation that you donate will have one of three (3) things happen to them.

· Used by the museum for displays or administration
· Donated (after being safely cleaned and reformatted) to the Free Computer Giveaway Program to help individuals and not-for-profit agencies in our community
· Safely and properly recycled with our approved recycling vendor(s)

You may think we wouldn't want your equipment, but it's quite possible that you have something within your collection of items that we are missing. It could be as simple as a brochure or a cartridge or a piece of original software. You just never know, so before throwing out any of these pieces of history please contact us and consider donating it to us.

We are especially looking for old software programs in the original packaging. Games, applications, old magazines, you name it!