Notes from the Museum

Ground Resistance in the Colossus Gallery

A new piece of digital-based art has just arrived in the Colossus Gallery as part of the Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. Ground Resistance displays real-time radar data of air traffic above Bletchley.

We won't Flog It!

Paul Martin of Flog It visited TNMOC to feature Lorenz and Colossus and the two very under-rated heroes Bill Tutte and Tommy Flowers. An incredible story becoming more impressive as years pass!

Volunteers' Week: Peter Vaughan

At front of house and behind the scenes, TNMOC relies on volunteers. Peter Vaughan (pictured right) is one of those volunteers whose work is invaluable and his efforts have been recognised in Volunteers' Week.

Coverage of Wrens witnessing Lorenz from encrypt to decrypt

For the first time ever, all the equipment used in making and breaking Lorenz, Hitler’s most secret cipher, was demonstrated and re-enacted to Colossus Wrens at TNMOC on 3 June 2016.

Lorenz SZ42 – the missing motor

The newly arrived Lorenz SZ42 encryption machine on long term loan from the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum in Oslo completes the TNMOC equipment set of the Breaking of Lorenz. But there is a missing part ...

TNMOC volunteer provides more for hacking archive

In the audience at TNMOC to hear Robert Schifreen present his archive of the hacking case that made computing legal history was someone on the opposing legal bench. He has now supplied archive material too!

That Vintage Games Weekend

An astroturfed, chandeliered marquee greeted visitors to TNMOC's Vintage Games Weekend on the first May Bank Holiday weekend. And did those game boys (and girls) have fun!

Early Computer Showroom Chic

Have you ever wondered what TNMOC's earliest computers might have looked like in a showroom or a catalogue? James Ball aka @Docubyte set out to explore exactly that.

Congratulations to TNMOC's Operations Director

Victoria Alexander, TNMOC's Operations Director, is currently on leave in Qatar, but she's not there on holiday - she is there to receive her Master of Arts degree in museum management.

Colin Barnes 1940-2016

We are very sad to report the passing of Colin Barnes, one of the key figures in establishing the UK Slide Rule Circle collection at TNMOC in 2009. Peter Hopp has kindly supplied this obituary ...


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