Notes from the Museum

LEGO vintage computer competition winners

As part of TNMOC's Easter Bytes Festival, young visitors built vintage computers with LEGO. Here are their stunning results and Judge Jack Schofield's comments.

1980s BBC Computer Literacy backstory

A video telling the surprising back story of the 1980s BBC Computer Literacy Project, a series that brought computing to countless British TV viewers. David Allen, who produced the series, reveals all.

First computer operators on BBC One Show

BBC One Show has just paid tribute to the Wrens who operated Colossus, the world's first electronic computer that helped break the Lorenz-encrypted messages sent between Hitler and his generals.

Machine People

A group from Queen Mary University of London came to TNMOC to find out what makes TNMOC engineer volunteers tick. They revealed a microcosm of the greater human story of British computing.

LEGO competition

Calling everyone 16 and under
25,000 LEGO bricks waiting for you!
Easter Bytes special competition
Build your version of a vintage computer with LEGO!

Mainframes turn 50

The BBC is running a story today about Mainframes turning 50: Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes with a contribution from TNMOC trustee Kevin Murrell. See some mainframes at TNMOC.

#MuseumMastermind on Twitter - a round-up

It's #MuseumWeek on Twitter and today is #MuseumMastermind day. Test your knowledge. A new question every hour today. Answers on Twitter or here at the end of the working day.

Colossus at 70 - video

On 5 February 2014, TNMOC celebrated the 70th anniversary of the world's first electronic computer. Here is the 51-minute video of the event.

1974 in Computer Weekly

40 Years Ago... from the pages of Computer Weekly. When DEC launches its first microprocessor, when floppy drives were first tested and when ICL considered licensing software.

A Cray 1 arrives

Today, one of the most famous and successful supercomputers in history arrived at TNMOC.


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