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Celebrate Milton Keynes' 50th Birthday

21-22 January 2017, 12-5pm each day

50 years of computing discovery

Discover the Past, Present and Future of MK from the birth of modern computing with the Colossus during the Second World War to wearable computing of today such as the Oculus Rift.

During the weekend you will be able to:

  • Come face to face with a rebuild of world's first electronic computer, the Colossus and discover its vital role in the Second World War and it cut the war by years.
  • See the World's oldest working computer, the WITCH and watch in amazement as it calculates
  • Relieve war time MK and join the Home Guard as they patrol the museum and provide opportunities to try a uniform on plus more
  • Learn about our exhibits in a new way with our augmented reality museum trail
  • Discover the wonder of wearable technologies such as the Oculus Rift and discover the possibilities in virtual worlds
  • Find out about how cities are becoming smarter and try your had at designing and creating a LED badge alongside discovering their LED Cube.
  • Try your hand at Robot Brain Surgery with our friends at Tech Camp. To book a place please visit their site www.techcamp.org.uk
  • Try your hand at coding with our 80's BBC's

Don't forget to benefit from our MK family ticket offer allowing a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children (16 years or younger) entry to the museum for only £10 (normal price £20). Just bring proof of residence within a MK postcode.

2017 Key Dates

Milton Keynes 50th Celebration 21-22 January 2017

Half-term Bytes 16-19 February 2017

Easter Bytes 6-9 + 13-17 April 2017

May Bank Holiday Bytes 27-29 May 2017

World War II D-Day Celebration 4 June 2017

Summer Bytes Thursday to Sundays from 27 July to 28 August 2017

Autumn Bytes 26-29 October 2017

2017 Christmas Bytes 28-30 December 2017

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