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Christmas Past, Present and Future

Keep the festive spirit going between Christmas and New Year with a family visit to TNMOC between 27-30 December 2016, every afternoon 12 noon-5pm.

Tony Sale Award 2016

The 2016 Tony Sale Award has been won by the Heinz-Nixdorf MuseumsForum for its evocative and educational reconstruction showing how ENIAC was programmed.

1950’s celebrity robot goes on world tour

Tony Sale’s 1950’s creation of George the Robot has just left to go on a world tour with a Science Museum exhibition that explores the 500-year story of humanoid robots.

Hallowe'en's computer

The incredible story of the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer that has risen from the dead on three separate occasions, is told in a new short video.

25 years campaigning for Bletchley Park code-breakers

On the 25th anniversary of the Save Bletchley Park Campaign, we pay tribute to the campaigners and specially to Margaret Sale, there at the start and still on site today.

Dekatrons emerge sunny side up with Eggheads

A team from The National Museum of Computing beat the Eggheads on BBC 2’s popular quiz programme this week and won £4,000 for the Museum.

EDSAC veterans visit to rekindle memories

Life working with a 1950's computer was brought vividly to life when EDSAC veterans visited to see the latest stage of the reconstruction. Includes video of the visit.

World scavenger hunt descends on Bytes

Summer Bytes has had a flurry of strange requests from across the globe. Self-confessed scavengers wanted to perform a simple calculation on any pre-1970 computer.

Robots and different realities at Summer Bytes

The month-long Summer Bytes Festival starts on 30 July 2016. Open every afternoon from noon until 5pm, the Festival has fun and learning in store for all the family.

Young coders triumph in engineering challenge

Last Friday, the national final of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) engineering challenge for young people was held at TNMOC. Here's what happened.

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