Events

Reconstructing Colossus

Colossus, the code-breaking computer that was kept secret for decades, still generates awe and inspiration. On 7 December 2017 starting at 6.30pm, Phil Hayes tells the story of the reconstruction of what many deemed impossible.

Summer Bytes 2017

Thursday to Sunday afternoons, until 27 August 2017 there are digital activities for all the family. Robots, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, plus SoundBytes, Computer Art and lots more. Half-price family tickets for MK postcode residents.

Art Class -computers and imagination

Have you wanted to use your computer for more than just emails and looking at the web? Come along on Friday 11, 17, 18, 25 August 2017 to see just what kind of art you can do with a computer and your imagination at Summer Bytes.

Relaxed Opening for people with autism

This summer, visit our museum before the usual general public opening times. On Friday 28 July and Friday 25 August 2017 from 10.30am - 12 noon, there will be Relaxed Openings for people with autism. Registration required. Normal entrance fees apply.

Django Girls MK regular meet-up

Django Girls MK launch Girls Code Meetups at the home of computing on 11 July 2017 from 7pm. Where better than to learn to code at the home of Colossus? Developers who would like to help are also welcome. Men are too!

Join a Week of Code

It’s back! The week-long coding event for keen young programmers and developers aged 12-17 returns to TNMOC. It runs daily 10am to 5pm from 31 July - 4 August 2017. Registration required, but it's free! And friendly!

The Return of the Raspberry Jam

It's back! The Milton Keynes Raspberry Jam returns and will be at The National Museum of Computing. From 10am on 15 July 2017. Come to share your knowledge, learn new things and meet other Raspberry Pi fans.

D-Day - stepping back in time

D-Day will be remembered at TNMOC on Sunday 4 June 2017 with the help of Home Guard re-enactors, 1940s vehicles, Vickers gun emplacement, live radio transmissions with continental Europe - and of course the working rebuild Colossus.

FUZE Coding Workshops

A hands-on and exciting coding club for ages 7 to 14. Come and learn all about coding and just how much fun it can be on 1 June 2017 with FUZE. Learn to code simple programs, control electronic circuits, interact with sensors and even code a robot arm.

Premium Bonds at 60 - the Colossus connection

On 29 June 2017, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Premium Bond prize, we will feature a reconstruction of ERNIE’s ancestor that demonstrated to an enthralled 1950s public how electronic noise can be used to generate random numbers.

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