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Summer Bytes Festival

Fun, games and extraordinary computing applications for all the family Wednesdays to Sundays, 24 July to 1 September

Clocking in the digital age

The first working parts of the EDSAC reconstruction are demonstrated at a celebration of the centenary Sir Maurice Wilkes, father of British computing

New Software Gallery opens at TNMOC

A new Software Gallery, sponsored by, was opened yesterday at TNMOC by Sir Charles Dunstone.

From beeps and buzzes to the charts

A new temporary hands-on display about the history of computer music has been created at TNMOC to complement the Music By Programmers fundraising album.

Electronica - Music By Programmers

An album of authentic electronica created by software programmers is being released to raise funds to help start a programming club for young people at TNMOC.

Smartphone app for TNMOC visitors

The first iPhone app for visitors to The National Museum of Computing is now available free from the iPhone App Store.

Uncovering Colossus - video now online

The video of Prof Brian Randell, seated in the heart of the Colossus Gallery, telling the story of how he uncovered the secrets of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer, is now online.

New book: The Harwell Dekatron Computer

New TNMOC book tells the story of the world's oldest working digital computer which was restored and rebooted at the Museum in 2012. Available now in TNMOC shop or through Amazon.

A Guinness World Record at TNMOC

The Harwell Dekatron / WITCH computer has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest original working digital computer. A video of the Reboot event is released on You Tube.

Production begins on recreation of EDSAC

This week sees the production of the first replica components for the recreation of EDSAC, the computer that 63 years ago made general purpose computing available to users for the first time.


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