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The National Museum of Computing temporary closure

The National Museum of Computing is closed to the public all day on Monday 30th April 2018.

Paessler 2018 Spring Bytes Festival

The Paessler 2018 Bytes Festivals starts on 29 March 2018 with lots of hands-on events and workshops until 8 April 2018. Sci-fi, code-breaking, digital music, Station X, coding and learning are all in the mix.

Bombe Crowdfunder raises £60,000

The Bombe will stay on the Bletchley Park Estate thanks to the huge success of the Crowdfunder that raised £60,000, exceeding the original target of £50,000. Donations are still coming in.

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Valve Workshop Returns

One of the museum's most popular events of 2017 returns on 21 April 2018. Find out details of how you can get your tickets inside. Come along and learn about the mysteries of thermionic valve technology in the home of Colossus.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours of seven decades of working computers are available on many days of the week, both in mornings and afternoons. Booking is strongly recommended. Tours last 90 minutes to two hours and are usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Commodore Story - transatlantic screening event

See The Commodore Story film as part of a trans-Atlantic screening with the Computer History Museum in California plus a live Q&A with the film director. At TNMOC on 23 February 2018 starting at 6pm. Tickets now on sale. Not to be missed!

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Making Everything Count

The latest EDSAC video about integrating different parts of the computer. Progress up to January 2018 in the challenge of reconstructing the 1949/51 EDSAC computer.

EDSAC - Reflecting on a Vision

An update video on the reconstruction EDSAC, the early computer that transformed university research and led to the world's first business computer. Evocative footage from 1940s and of the action today.

EDSAC arithmetic unit on the move

Last month, one quarter of the reconstructed EDSAC - the arithmetic unit - was moved from a home workshop in Cambridge to be integrated with the main part of the machine at TNMOC.

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The spring of 1968 in computing

Mapping of space junk, DEC to begin full PDP manufacturing in Reading, a LEO III mailing list makes the news, newspapers start some new-fangled computer typesetting, ICL is formed, Elliott makes light pens ...

The Bombe ticks Horology clock

As we enter the last 24 hours of the Crowdfunder, the total stands at £43,881: £38,881 plus an additional £5,000 donation off-Crowdfunder. Your generosity has astonished us. Thank you everyone!

Bombe Crowdfunder in ITV Anglia

Just as the Bombe Crowdfunder started, Graham Stothard and Andy Thomson of ITV Anglia came to the museum to see what it was all about. They did a super on-site report on 15 February 2018.

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