This is a special day organised to enable home educators to explore the museum and take part in activities that are available to school groups. Rather than have fixed times and a structured format the following galleries will be made available to explore during the day with volunteers to support your visit:-
Turing-Welchman Bombe – See a rebuild of the iconic machine that hacked the ‘impossible’ Enigma code and hear about how the code was defeated
Tunny and Heath Robinson – see how Britain intercepted and decrypted messages sent by German high command by creating new electromechanical machines to hack their code
Colossus – see a rebuild of “the worlds first computer” designed by Tommy Flowers
1st Generation Gallery – see the World’s oldest working programmable electronic computer and a rebuild of the important EDSAC machine which helped Cambridge University win 4 Nobel prizes
PC Gallery find out about the development of machines used in the home and play on retro games
Software Gallery – look inside a PC and find out more about languages and apps
BBC Education Room – find out about the BBC’s computer literacy programme, try some games and program your own version of snake in BASIC.
You can also sign up on the day to take part in a Turing Test demo at
Find out more about Alan’s Turing’s theory about Artificial Intelligence and how this is applied to modern day chatbots.