becomes first TNMOC Foundation Sponsor

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Sponsor enables greater access to one of world’s top computer museums

The National Museum of Computing is extending its opening times and offering guided tours with the help of funding from its first Foundation Sponsor, business process optimization software provider.

The tours, to be called The Tours, will be available on two days a week in addition to the Museum’s regular opening times of Thursday and Saturday afternoons. The Museum is also open to groups at other times by prior arrangement.

Kevin Murrell, a trustee and director of TNMOC said: “In becoming TNMOC’s first Foundation Sponsor, is helping us to fulfil our potential. It is so frustrating having world-class exhibits, but not having the resources to give more access to them. The first piloted guided tours have been full and are whetting visitors’ appetites for the full interactive experience available during our Thursday and Saturday opening times.

“We are extremely grateful to for becoming a Foundation Sponsor and hope that its involvement will encourage other companies to help TNMOC meet its huge educational potential. Since officially opening just over two years ago, the Museum has, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, become one of the top three computer museums in the world. Funding is needed to secure its future and to enable further developments. has taken an inspirational lead.”

Paul Sutton, Managing Director EMEA at stated: “As a successful software company we know how important the development of the computer industry has been to businesses worldwide and we are very pleased to offer our support to such a worthy cause.”

The Tours, which will trace the history of computing from 1945 to the present day, start at 2.15pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and are free to the first 15 Bletchley Park visitors who sign up on the day. Led by highly experienced and trained volunteers, the tours take in the rebuild of the world’s first modern computer, Colossus, the ongoing restoration of the 1950s Harwell-WITCH computer, the mainframes of the 1960s-1980s, the development of microcomputers and handhelds from the 1980s to the present, an explanation of the technology of the internet in the NPL gallery – and a lot more between.

For just £12,500 a year for three years, a select group of companies can help mark the development of our computing heritage and secure the future of TNMOC by becoming Foundation Sponsors.

Notes To Editors

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