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Colossus tools of the trade

Seventy-five years after the first Colossus was under construction, the original tools and tool bag of an engineer are on display alongside the working rebuild of Colossus.

TNMOC Girls’ STEM day

‘I didn’t realise I could do that!’ More than 80 school girls explored and developed their problem-solving skills at the latest Girls’ STEM Day. Two more STEM day specials are already being organised for next year.

Tony Sale Award 2018: Three generations of flight simulators

The Computer Conservation Society has awarded the 2018 Tony Sale Award to a Techworks! project in Binghamton, New York State, USA, to restore three generations of flight simulators.

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Week of Code returns for 2018!

It’s back! The week-long coding event for keen young programmers and developers aged 12-17 returns to TNMOC. It runs daily 10am to 5pm from 23rd July 2018. Registration required, but it's free! And friendly!

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.

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EDSAC milestone passed

A major milestone in the reconstruction of EDSAC has been passed – some of the sub-systems of the computer have run continuously for one million cycles over the course of 20 minutes.

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.

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Roof problem - Colossus goes under cover!

Colossus is under wraps at the moment because of a roof problem. Tunny and Bombe galleries open as usual.

Historic Books: Intelligence and National Security

The first scholarly, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the past history of intelligence work. Includes articles written by AG Denniston and Gordon Welchman plus the Action This Day memo.

50 years ago in the pages of Computer Weekly

Promoting IT in the Scottish Highlands, ICL makes sales inroads in the outback, for first time that pilots agree the need to automate of in-flight procedures, ICL in hospitals, and more ...

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