Notes from the Museum

A fitting award for an archivist

The Museum's voluntary archivist Brian Aldous has received the most fitting of awards - a Community Action MK Award for Longevity!

Into the Lions’ Den

Tune in to BBC2 on Tuesday 4 October at 6pm to see a team from the Museum take on the Eggheads. "We felt like Daniel in the lion’s den and were searching frantically for a sling shot!”

A virtual Colossus?

An international team of modelling experts who met on an internet forum is attempting to construct a virtual Colossus. The team plans to build a 3D model of Colossus. This may take some time ...

Autumn 1976 from the pages of Computer Weekly

What was it like computing after the hot summer of 1976? Cray 1 passes its test, UK bookshops get an online ordering system, a Birmingham Museum sees history in the making ...

We're looking for old TVs. Can you help?

Remember the time before wall-mounted LCD screens? We're looking for small LCD TVs with analogue connections for our retrogaming events. Can you help?

Why world's oldest computer in Australia won’t work again

Summer Bytes see lots of interesting visitors. Last week, Dr Peter Thorne arrived to look around and told us about his involvement in Australia with the world’s oldest extant computer.

Self-driving cars & social robots at Bytes

Visitors to the Summer Bytes Festival were amongst the first to see and experience the new self-driving vehicles that will be coming to Milton Keynes soon.

Resistance calling

Last Sunday, as part of Summer Bytes, a TNMOC team attempted to re-enact 1940's style radio contact with the Resistance Museum in Vassieux-en-Vercors, France. Here's what happened.

Team Shiola's GISHWHES Entry

The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen came to TNMOC and here's one of the entries with memorable 1960's music.

Members' BBQ raises £1000

Forty members of TNMOC Club, their families and volunteers enjoyed a gourmet BBQ at TNMOC last weekend. Third Light Ltd sponsored the event, kindly providing all the food and drinks.


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