Notes from the Museum

How times change!

How times change! How fast is the WITCH compared to the Elliott 903, the BBC B Micro and the Raspberry Pi?

Wren in famous picture has died

Dorothy Du Boisson MBE, the Wren on the left in the famous photograph of Colossus, passed away last month, aged 93.

Congratulations Capt Jerry Roberts MBE

Today, Captain Jerry Roberts was presented with his MBE medal by the Queen at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace for his services to Bletchley Park and codebreaking.

A life-giving present for Colossus

Following our appeal in December last year, 100 rare Colossus valves arrived at TNMOC today courtesy of Langrex, supplier of obsolete and hard-to-find components.

How Colossus was revealed - video soon

Prof Brian Randell, the man who in the 1970s uncovered the secret of Colossus, the world's first modern computer, told the fascinating story at TNMOC last week -- coming soon on video.

New book: Early Home Computers

TNMOC trustee and Computer Conservation Society secretary, Kevin Murrell, has just written a new book, Early Home Computers, for the Shire publication series.

Ted Cooke-Yarborough 1918-2013

Edmund (Ted) Cooke-Yarborough, who has died at the age of 94, was the lead designer of the Harwell Dekatron computer and a pioneer in radar, transistorisation and electronics.

TNMOC reveals its potential for businesses

To enable more Milton Keynes businesses to take advantage of the working displays and opportunities offered by TNMOC, Andrew Spencer has been appointed TNMOC Corporate Events Manager.

Capt Jerry Roberts exclusive video

Today we release our first video clip of Captain Jerry Roberts MBE, a founder member of the codebreaking Testery at Bletchley Park during World War II, explaining the context of the Colossus computer.

Valves in the attic

Your chance to play a part in conserving British and world computing history.
TNMOC needs a supply of valves to ensure that future generations can marvel at and be inspired by working computers from the dawn of the computing age.

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