Notes from the Museum

Our Tour Guides

Tours of seven decades are very popular and in Wednesday, a new tour time starts on Wednesday afternoons. Here are the people who will guide you through history.

The WITCH-E Project

A good friend of the Museum, who lives in the USA, is creating an virtual version. Here is Dave Anders outline of the ongoing project and a video of his most recent progress.

Volunteering award for Kevin Brunt

Kevin Brunt has been selected by his fellow volunteers for a thoroughly deserved volunteering award. Enormously popular with visitors, Kevin's contribution to the Museum is incalculable.

Winter 1966 in Computer Weekly

In December 1966, as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly was released, Newcastle & Durham installed the biggest-yet UK university machine, Elliott Automation bought out GEC, & OCR reached 10cps.

WITCH fourth reboot birthday

To mark the fourth anniversary of the reboot of the world's oldest working digital computer, the preparatory drawings for a Portrait of a Live WITCH by John Yeadon are revealed. And this time it's digital.

Margaret Sale wins MK Women's Award

Trustee Margaret Sale has won a thoroughly deserved Milton Keynes Community Impact Voluntary Award for her incredible work at the Museum and Bletchley Park over 25 years.

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 ...


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