TNMOC in the news

The Cipher Challenge

  • The cipher challenge started today in earnest with regular transmissions being received from the HNF museum in Paderborn, Germany. (no link)

Daily Express Article

  • Following a visit from the Express features editor, the Saturday paper on 20th October included a two page article on the Colossus and the museum. (no link)

ICL 2966 Mainframe moved onto display gallery

  • A little later than planned, the ICL 2966 Mainframe goes on display in our Large Systems Room.

British Computer Society celebrates at the National Museum of Computing

  • The BCS @ 50 event to celebrate the first fifty years of the British Computer Society was held in July and gave delegates the first opportunity to see the work on the new museum (no link)

BBC News OnLine Visits the Museum

War-time cipher machine Colossus will be the star exhibit at a new National Museum of Computing being set up with BCS's support this year at Bletchley Park.

  • CS is making a £75,000 donation to help keep Colossus operational in its original location at Bletchley where it cracked Nazi codes during the Second World War Colossus will form an important focus of the new museum, which is being developed throughout 2007 by the Codes and Ciphers Heritage Trust (CCHT) in partnership with Bletchley Park Trust (BPT). (no link)

World’s first purpose built computer centre planned to become home of National Computer Museum at Bletchley Park.

  • Built in 1944, Block H at Bletchley Park was designed to house the world’s first digital computers, the Colossus machines. Built to break Hitler’s advanced Lorentz cipher, the Colossus laid the foundations for all modern computers.

  • Planned for early 2007, a joint venture between Bletchley Park Trust (BPT) and CodesAndCiphers Heritage Trust (CCHT), hopes to establish a National Computer Museum in this Grade II listed building. (no link)

Joint press release with Bletchley Park Trust

  • "Bletchley Park Trust (BPT) and Codes and Ciphers Heritage Trust (CCHT) are working together to try to agree a common vision for a world class exhibition on the history of computing at Bletchley Park. Both parties are hoping that this might be opened in 2007 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the British Computer Society. (no link)

Computing history trusts receives charitable status (no link)

  • Computing history trusts receives charitable status (no link)


Support us

The Museum has not received government or Lottery funding, so your help is needed.

Become a member »
Make a donation »
Become a volunteer »
Sponsor us »

Latest Tweets